R. Wayne Slate earned an Associate in Applied Science in Business Management from PHCC in 1977 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Averett University. He serves as Vice President for Human Resources for MW Manufacturers in Rocky Mount, and has worked in the human resources field since 1968. From 1963-1965 he served in the U.S. Army. Slate earned the Professional in Human Resources designation (PHR) in 1978 and attended the Human Resource Certification Institute. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Speaker Award from Dale Carnegie Institute. He was served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries, Children’s Advocacy Programs of Virginia, Franklin County United Way and Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Franklin County High School Technical Advisory Committee, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Blue Ridge Human Resources Association, and the Franklin County Human Resources Association.