Frank Vitale currently serves as a senior vice president at Clear Mountain Bank in Morgantown, where he leads the Private Banking Group.
Vitale is a West Virginia University graduate earning his B.A. in Sociology from WVU in 1996 and his MBA in 2010. Additionally, Vitale is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking – Georgetown University and the Cannon Financial Trust School – Pepperdine University.
Vitale has accumulated nearly 18 years of service to his country in the United States Army, where he most recently served as the senior instructor for the Officer Candidate School of the West Virginia Army National Guard. Throughout his accomplished military career, Vitale has been continually recognized for his leadership and dedication to the Army and the West Virginia Army National Guard.
Vitale began his professional career in the healthcare industry, where he served as the regional human resources director and executive director for Genesis Eldercare. Vitale’s human resources expertise led to an opportunity in the financial services industry, where he developed the human resources program for a start-up bank. He eventually went on to take dual executive roles, managing both the human resources and executive banking divisions. In 2009, Mr. Vitale was tapped by Clear Mountain Bank to develop and launch its’ private banking program. In 2010, he received the distinguished Seven Seals Award, for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve.
Vitale currently resides in Morgantown with his wife, Ashley, and their 2-year-old son, Maxwell.
What is your fondest memory of West Virginia University?
I was honored to serve on the Student Government Association during my undergraduate studies.
How has your MBA from WVU advanced your career?
The education that I earned from the MBA program has given me a sense of confidence in the knowledge that I bring to my profession, employer and community. Additionally, the designation of such a degree is met with a sense of credibility by others seeking my services and expertise.
What advice would you give the current students in the MBA and Executive MBA programs?
Value the privilege of earning an education and the opportunity that West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics offers, to receive a quality curriculum resulting in a respected graduate degree.
What is your favorite Mountaineer tradition?
Winning! Let’s Go Mountaineers!