Three Brooke County Men Included
in Leadership WV Class of 2023

Three men with Brooke County connections are included in Leadership West Virginia’s 2023 class.
The class includes 58 leaders from across the state, making this its largest and most diverse class in the program’s 32 years.
Among those named and their employers were: Alex Weld of Wellsburg, Generation West Virginia; David Klick of Wellsburg, WesBanco; and Phillip Carl, West Liberty University.
Participants were chosen from more than 100 qualified applicants from across the state.
As interest in LWV grows, so does the competition, said Pam Farris, executive director.
“These candidates were chosen because of their outstanding leadership skills, advancements and successes in their professional careers, and civic and community involvement,” she said.
“They not only effectively articulated their interest in the program and ways to address some of the issues facing West Virginia, but they also expressed their commitment to participating in their communities and careers to advance West Virginia in the future,” Farris continued.
The 2023 class will visit various communities in West Virginia to learn about issues affecting the state’s healthcare, education, tourism and energy industries.
They will learn more about the state’s economy and judicial system.
They will have leadership and business etiquette training opportunities and can cultivate relationships in the class and among the program’s 1,500 alumni.
LWV is a statewide education and leadership development not-for-profit program in West Virginia.
The seven-month program cultivates leaders from a variety of industries and regions across West Virginia aimed at enhancing their knowledge not only of the challenges facing the state but also its unique attributes and diversity.
Recognizing that leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia’s prosperity and progress, this program is designed to develop and motivate a cross-section of visionary leaders who can and should use their talents and abilities to inspire others and foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm, and vitality throughout the state.
LWV is affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.