55 Lounez Ave

Wheeling, West Virginia

(304) 242 -8086






Julie Markel

Julie Markel

Title: Advancement Director Job Description: Julie plans, implements and develops corporate membership sales, solicits program sponsorships, maintains a social media presence, is in charge of website development and creates the Wheeling YMCA monthly newsletter and emails. She also plans and conducts various special events and fundraisers while promoting the betterment of the facility and the relationship with its members. Family life/Interests/Hobbies: Julie was born and raised in Wheeling, WV and obtained both her bachelor and master degrees at WVU. She returned to the Ohio Valley in 2012 with her husband Austin, son Aidan, and beagle Snoop. They reside in St. Clairsville in a house in the country. Julie enjoys live music, running, going for hikes with her family, watching the Mountaineers and is an active participant in Wheeling YMCA’s group fitness classes. She is also a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and choir. She bleeds gold and blue and can’t believe she has to work so closely with a Pitt alum. Favorite thing about Wheeling YMCA: “I grew up in Elm Grove and spent most of my childhood playing pickup games at the YMCA. Working at the Y is a perfect fit for me- I get to combine my love of sports and fitness in a place that feels like home. With our staff team and loyal members, there’s no better place to work or workout.”