Alex Weld, Executive Director

Alex was previously the executive director of Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation (Wheeling Heritage), a congressionally designated nonprofit organization that catalyzes the revitalization of Wheeling. At Wheeling Heritage, Alex oversaw the growth of the organization, advocated for state and federal policy, and supported efforts to revitalize Wheeling through historic preservation, arts and culture programming, and downtown development work.

Alex graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a minor in business administration. She earned her Master of Science in integrated marketing communications from WVU’s Reed College of Media. She is a member of the boards of YWCA Wheeling, Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED), Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wellsburg URA, and Downtown Wellsburg.

Alex and her husband, Ryan, live in Wellsburg with their three dogs.