Derek Scarbro was named the Director Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) in 2023. Derek leads the 31 person MAMC team who assists entrepreneurs, inventors, small businesses, and large corporations across all sectors with applied engineering, manufacturing equipment, prototype development, customized training, quality assurance, and supply chain support.
In his official capacity, Derek serves on boards for the Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Marshall University’s Council for Research and Commercialization, Tech Connect West Virginia, and the United Way of the River Cities. Prior to becoming Director, Derek served as the Business Development lead at MAMC since 2017.
He has served in the public sphere his entire professional career. He’s worked in various West Virginia state government agencies, like the Governor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, the Development Office, and led statewide non-profit organizations. While in the Governor’s Office he served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and was the gubernatorial appointee on the Interagency Workforce Development Taskforce.
Derek’s childhood was spent in Kanawha County, West Virginia. He graduated from Marshall University in Political Science and International Affairs. He lives in Huntington with his wife, Sara Payne, and daughter, Willa. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, soccer, and college football.