- Title: CEO
- Company: Allegheny Science & Technology
Arria Hines is an accomplished and energetic business leader and entrepreneur. She was born and raised in rural West Virginia.
Arria founded her first company, a home interior boutique, in her basement in VA in the 1980s. Later, she moved back to her home state to work in project and leadership roles with Ranger Golf, PRC, and SAIC.
From this humble beginning, Arria leveraged career opportunities to sharpen her business acumen and her energy knowledge. This led to the founding in 2009 of Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a Woman-Owned West Virginia-based energy services company.
Under Arria’s leadership, AST has thrived. It has been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Beginning with two employees and one government contract, AST now has nearly 240 employees and more than two dozen contracts across multiple federal agencies. Today, AST is a leader in alternative energy technologies, and renewable energies, and it is a key team member on a DOE hydrogen hub effort, Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2).
Arria currently serves on WVU’s Visiting Committee, TechConnect Board of Directors, West Virginia Governor’s STEM Council, and is an advocate for the WV Public Speaker’s Bureau. She serves on the Upshur County (WV) Development Authority Board and is an executive member of the ARCH2 Board.