Sue Sergi retired as President of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of WV, Inc. in 2007. Sergi served the Clay Center for over ten years. During her tenure as President, over $120 Million was raised to design, build, equip and endow the Clay Center. Sergi was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of the facility. She also was responsible for hiring and training staff to open the Center. Sergi managed the Clay Center for three years after it opened. She led negotiations to implement strategic alliances between the three resident organizations located at the Clay Center. After she announced her retirement, Sergi participated in negotiations that led to the merger of the Clay Center and the Avampato Discovery Museum.
Before joining the Clay Center, Sergi was Commissioner of the Bureau for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Resources during the administration of Governor Gaston Caperton. Her responsibilities included adult and children’s services, child support, and public assistance. During her tenure, the determination of eligibility for public assistance was automated. An automated system to manage the record keeping for children services was also initiated. Legislation to implement welfare reform was the culmination of a year of analysis of the public welfare system. Her position at DHHR was the culmination of 27 years of human service experience in the public and non-profit sectors.
Sue Sergi is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Philanthropy WV, Hunters Ridge Homeowners Association, and on the Advisory Council for the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and Recovery Point Charleston. She chairs the Board of Directors of the Charles and Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation and FestivALL Charleston.
Sergi is a native West Virginian. She is married to Joseph A. Sergi and has a daughter, Megan.