‘“Joelle wants to be a rock star.” That’s what West Liberty University professor Christian Lee told the Interdisciplinary Studies committee when defending Joelle’s curriculum choice as an Interdisciplinary major (Music/Media/Marketing). At the age of 21 yet just a college freshman, Joelle stood in defense of her major by appealing to the board to be accepted into the program. They approved the wide-eyed, creative, driven student and started Joelle on the path to a career of creative freedom and a bright future.’ - The Story of Joelle Connors-Ennis began at West Liberty.
Since graduating in 2003, she has worked in the field of event marketing; mostly as a meetings and conventions planner, a common discipline track for event marketers. It is with privilege that she currently serve as the Marketing and Community Relations Specialist for the City of Wheeling. Joelle was named as a “Young Gun” by West Virginia Executive Magazine in 2010. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications at West Virginia University. Her passion for West Virginia fuels her dedication to being a part of the new economy and progress here.
Joelle is proud to be involved in the community, which is evident through many affiliations. Among those are:
- 3CMA (City-County Communications and Marketing Association)
- West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation Board of Trustees
- West Virginia Northern Community College Curriculum Advisory Committee – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Major
- Elm Grove Business Association
- East Wheeling Business Council Board of Directors
- Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley Board of Directors
- Wheeling Symphony Board of Directors
- OV Connect (Wheeling Chapter of Generation WV)
- Wheeling Lions
- Ohio Valley Trail Partners (wrote and awarded over $500,000 in grants in 2009 for trail expansion)
- Past Member: Ohio Valley Jaycees
- Past Member: BNI Wheeling – Leadership Team for 2 consecutive terms
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