Wheeling Heritage Hires New Executive Director

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A local community conservation group is hiring a new executive director, but he’s a familiar face.

Former Reinvent Wheeling director Jake Dougherty has been named the new executive director of Wheeling Heritage.

The board’s executive committee recommended Dougherty after an extensive search process that included applicants from around the country.

Dougherty, 26, is a Wheeling native and 2008 graduate of The Linsly School. He interned with Wheeling Heritage for two summers and returned to head Reinvent Wheeling in October 2014.

The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and Reinvent Wheeling merged in April, creating Wheeling Heritage.

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