Meet Brianna Hickman

Brianna Hickman is dedicated to investing in the diverse communities that surround her—whether that’s her local municipality, a volunteer group, or her workplace—and collaborating with others to enhance these environments. She surrounds herself with people who want to help their communities grow and considers The Junior League’s work a means of expressing love for her community.

In just four years, Brianna has transitioned from new member to President of the Junior League of Wheeling (JLW). An adaptive, dedicated, transparent leader, she is developing a new strategic plan for her League; establishing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) standards; chairing executive and board meetings; and fostering community engagement. Previous leadership roles include Vice President of her League and Co-Chair of Girl on Fire, where she developed programming and educational materials focused on empowering young women and girls through mindfulness, emotional intelligence, teamwork, and other self-esteem skills. Of her many Junior League accomplishments, Brianna is most proud of advocating for a recognition ceremony to celebrate her League’s rising stars, nominated by their peers instead of based on how many events they attended in a given year. She hopes this process will be more equitable and highlight the women making an impact in her League in more ways than one.

Beyond The Junior League, Brianna serves as a Councilwoman for the city of Moundsville, lends her leadership to her local community as Chair of the Moundsville Rotary Impact Club, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the City of Moundsville Arts & Culture Commission, and as a Board Member of the Northern Panhandle Continuum of Care. Professionally, Brianna is Community Business + Resilience Initiative Project Director at The West Virginia Community Development Hub. In this role, she works with general and statewide partners to build community connections, strengthen resources, and create economic resilience plans for Southern West Virginia.

Brianna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Public Administration, and Juris Doctorate all from West Virginia University.