A New Face Joins Downtown PKB

Downtown PKB welcomed a new face to the organization this week. Jessica Strickler recently joined Downtown PKB’s team as the events and marketing manager. Prior to this position, Jessica worked for 19 years as a marketing specialist in the marketing and public relations department for the Memorial Health System.

While holding that position, she was responsible for a variety of tasks including production, media buying and placement, job tracking management, maintaining vendor relationships and signage updates and maintenance. She also served on several committees and assisted with hospital sponsored events.

Joining Downtown PKB is a change she is excited to make. After many years of working in a healthcare environment, Jessica sees this an opportunity to use her skillset to benefit Downtown PKB’s mission, while also learning more about the area she has lived in her whole life. “This position is a chance for me to grow from new challenges, take a new direction in my career and meet new people,” says Jessica. When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family. She is also a fan of a good book and loves being outdoors.

The addition of Jessica to the Downtown PKB team is a welcome reunion for me as Jessica and I were co-workers at our previous employer. Jessica’s work ethic is unlike anyone I’ve ever worked with and with the growth of our organization and the addition of her to our team, I have no doubts that we will make a dynamic duo destined to make a big impact in downtown.

With the addition of Jessica to the team, we also moved our office this past month from the second floor of the Wesbanco building to 400 Market St., right on the corner next to the Blennerhassett Hotel. Downtown PKB is sharing office space with the Wood County Economic Develop Office and our new offices are brightly identified with colorful window clings on the front windows. Feel free to stop by and visit us. Plans are in the works for our offices to host a meet and greet later in the month of June for the business community to stop by, see of our new offices and meet our new team members.


Wendy L. Shriver, executive director, Downtown PKB

Wendy Shriver