Ian Flores and Lester Raines


Two Kanawha Valley Business Leaders Appointed to WVSU Board of Governors

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Feb. 3, 2021
Two Kanawha Valley Business Leaders Appointed to WVSU Board of Governors

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Two Kanawha Valley business leaders have been appointed to the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Board of Governors.

Ian Flores, senior vice president for NTV Asset Management LLC, and Lester Raines, owner of Lester Raines Honda-Mazda, join the board effective immediately.
Ian Flores
Flores designs customized investment solutions for clients based upon their particular risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and goals. He has investment experience since 1982.

Prior to joining NTV Asset Management LLC, Flores served as the senior portfolio manager for BB&T Wealth Management in West Virginia, managing over $400 million in assets. 

In addition to his business activities, Flores is active in the community serving on the Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and on the Board of Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Charleston.

Flores earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from WVSU, an MBA from West Virginia University, and completed the Southeastern Trust School at Campbell University. He holds the NASD Securities Series 65 License. Flores is also a graduate of Leadership West Virginia, class of 2019.

Raines, a native of Charleston, is the owner of Lester Raines Imports Honda-Mazda Dealership located in South Charleston, where he has served for 38 years. He is also a partner in multiple businesses outside of the auto industry.
Lester Raines
Raines has served as an assistant basketball coach for 25 years. For the past 15 years, he has been an assistant coach for the West Virginia State University’s men’s basketball team. Prior to that, he served as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Charleston. 

Raines was inducted as an honorary member into the West Virginia State University “W” Club Hall of Fame in recognition of his support of WVSU Athletics.

Raines earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from West Virginia University and graduated from the West Virginia University Dental School in 1981. He completed his surgical residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in 1982. 

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