About Us

Genesis Partners of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was formed to coordinate the investment in Charles Pointe, the first “Smart” and large-scale, master-planned community in West Virginia. With the Charles Pointe venture, Genesis Partners creates a lifestyle for the next millennium that has a positive impact on job creation, housing, tourism and recreation for the state of West Virginia.

Genesis Partners was formed by streamlining the talent and ability of several existing West Virginia companies to meet the needs of a new generation. James Corton and Jennifer Compton Corton, two dedicated leaders for positive growth in West Virginia, founded the company and lead the effort to bring public and private partnerships together. This new company furthers their life-long commitment to the state with a new vision for north central West Virginia.

Genesis Partners is dedicated to excellence through quality – creating value for its customers, employees, business partners and shareholders.


Genesis Partners grew out of the ventures of the late Charles E. “Jim” Compton, inventor of the coal auger, well-known philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for West Virginia. He loved West Virginia and wanted everyone to know of its beauty, tranquility and natural resources. Together the family created a world-class development that encompasses nature, residential living and commerce — Charles Pointe.

Charles Pointe, named in honor of Mr. Compton, is a living tribute to his legacy and strong advocacy of West Virginia. We believe he would be as proud of Charles Pointe as we are.


Genesis Partners will transform the economy and improve the quality of life by providing exemplary places that attract talent and opportunity.


Genesis Partners is the premier property development company creating and managing exceptional environments through determination, innovation and commitment to world class customer experiences.

Genesis Partners is a growing West Virginia company steeped in a tradition of excellence through leadership, environmental stewardship and community commitment. Our success is measured through value-creation and continued satisfaction for our customers, employees, public and private partners, and shareholders.

James “Jamie” Corton, President/Chairman, Owner – over 28 years

  • Over 40 years experience in management and strategic planning
  • Past board member and Treasure of CRI (Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute)
  • Instrumental in the foundations for the full build-out and master planning of the Charles Pointe Development
  • Strategically consulted with the federal government to meet the Pentagon’s DNA (Defense Nuclear Agency) mission
  • During the George W. Bush administration, recommended and assisted in the successful nomination of the US Secretary of the Treasury – Paul H. O'Neil. Participated in business summits at the White House.

Jennifer Compton Corton, Vice President, Owner – over 38 years

  • Over 40 years experience in property and financial management
  • Earned BBA in International Business from Florida Atlantic University, MBA in Finance from The American University
  • Original visionary for the first large-scale, master-planned development in WV
  • Key officer in the family businesses
  • Appointed by President George W. Bush to be a member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Advisory Committee on the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Rob Stuart, Director of Planning and Engineering – over 28 years

  • Over 40 years experience in engineering, civil and environmental
  • Instrumental in the foundations for the full build-out and master planning of the Charles Pointe Development
  • Licensed and certified professional surveyor since 1990
  • Member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Charles Pointe Economic Opportunity Development District Board
  • Past President of the Charles Pointe Master Association and Sub-Associations

Amber Hathaway, Accounting Manager – over 7 years

  • Accountant for over 17 years
  • Over 7 years of accounting and financial experience, now serves as Accounting Manager overseeing the accounting and financing functions of over 30 developer-related entities
  • Started career in accounting with Team Forms in Phoenix AZ
  • Member of the Bridgeport All Sports Booster with over 15 years of volunteering with school athletics and activities

Mark Dellana, Vice President, Executive Director of Development – over 15 years

  • 45 years experience in all aspects of commercial, retail, and residential real estate development
  • Former President and current member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association
  • Past President of NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
  • Developed, operated, and maintained over 3 million SF of commercial, retail, office, and residential projects
  • Past board member of the Green Building Alliance of Pittsburgh

Steve Ludwig, Director of Hospitality – over 5 years

  • Over 40 years of hospitality experience and 20 years experience with public/private partnerships
  • Member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association
  • Volunteers time with Medbrook Children’s Charities & WorkAble Industries
  • Leads the development and operations of the Charles Pointe Hospitality division

Dee Johnson, Director of Sales – over 5 years

  • More than 24 years of sales and marketing experience with 14 years of hospitality and hotel management
  • Combined 6 years with Charles Pointe Hospitality and Bridgeport Conference Center
  • Former board members for Bridgeport CVB, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors and Leadership Committee Chair, Harrison County YMCA
  • American Hotel & Lodging Certification, Marriot’s Platinum Circle Award, Marriott’s Spirit to Serve Award, Corridor Magazine Top 20 under 40
  • USA Swimming Admin Official for summer league, high school, and Division II College swim teams including Salem University and Wheeling University Men and Women’s Swim Teams, Bridgeport High School, Charleston Catholic High School, Parkersburg YMCA Sharks and Shinnston Sharks Swim Teams
  • Former Head Cheerleading Coach of 8 years and won 4 National Championships at Fairmont State University

Lori McCleery, HOA / HR Manager – over 7 years

  • Over 20 years of Office Management and Human Resource and Payroll compliance
  • Current Board member of the Charles Pointe Master Association and Sub-Associations serving as Secretary and Treasurer
  • 4 years of working in Communication / Marketing and Teaching in International Educational institutions in China and Venezuela
  • Over 12 years of Boy Scout/Girl Scout Leadership