Wendy West Hickey

Wendy West Hickey serves as Consultant, Communications Specialist, for Peoples, a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 740,000 customers in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. In that capacity, she is responsible for a variety of internal and external communications functions including strategic planning, advertising, media relations, writing, editing, photography and social media.

Wendy started her career in television and has been employed in the communications field for early 40 years, five of them with Peoples. Her background includes work for NASA, USA Today, Wendy's International, Maryland Public Television, Call Chronicle Newspapers, Catholic Charities and The Ohio State University.

Wendy is a native of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley and has resided in Pittsburgh for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Telecommunications from Kutztown State University and completed graduate work in Publications Design at the University of Maryland. She also maintains a number of personal training and fitness certifications.

Wendy has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International and received the Servant of Youth award from the Boy Scouts of America. She is an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland in McCandless, where she previously served as Council president.