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Jonathan Wallace

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Bridge Partners recently welcomed Jonathan Wallace as Managing Director to oversee Memorial Bridge’s operations, including setting up a local office and hiring staff.

“We are happy to have Jon on our team,” said Ken Szeliga, vice president of construction and operations for PBP. “His vast experience in management, sales and customer service makes him an ideal candidate for this position. Jon will be an asset not only to PBP, but also to the Mid-Ohio Valley business community.

Wallace has over 20 years of experience managing companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker and Safelite Auto Glass. A statement from PBP says it has excelled in training and developing staff, growing sales and increasing profit margins while exceeding customer service goals. Wallace will move to Ohio’s Central Valley from southwest West Virginia with his wife and three children.

“Parkersburg Bridge Partners is preserving the history of Memorial Bridge while preparing it for the future, and I am excited to lead the team in this next chapter,” said Wallace. “I look forward to meeting other business leaders, building relationships in the region and actively participating in the community.”

PBP operates from the bridge rehabilitation project headquarters at 2001 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, but will move to a new location and begin hiring local staff when selected office space becomes available.

PBP completed the purchase of the City of Parkersburg Bridge earlier this year. The $50 million rehabilitation project is expected to run through November 2023 and result in an additional bridge life of at least 50 years. One lane of the bridge will remain open during the work.

More information about the project is available online at or by following the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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