Keith Burdette is the President and CEO of The Polymer Alliance Zone in West Virginia, USA. The Zone’s mission is to assist in the retention and expansion of existing polymer companies, as well as work to recruit new investment and jobs in the industry to a region along the Ohio River, and area with a large concentration of existing specialty polymer companies. Keith has most recently served as The Secretary of Commerce and Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office during the administration of Governor Earl Ray Tomlin. Keith has served in the administration of two Governors; served in both houses of the West Virginia State Legislature and served five years as the President of the West Virginia State Senate, making him first in line of succession to the Governor. Keith has also been involved with Shale Crescent USA and the Tri-State Shale Conference.