Newsmaker: Elizabeth Wheatley
Noteworthy: Wheatley has been named president of the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which has owned and operated the Fort Pitt Block House for the last 120 years.
Residence: North Fayette
Occupation: Wheatley works as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines, while also serving as the marketing director for a web design and development company she founded 15 years ago with her husband.
Family: Husband, Michael; children Catherine, 14, Amelia, 9, and Andrew, 5.
Background: Wheatley became active with the society in 2009 and began serving as its publicity director a year later. Her family has been active in the Daughters of the American Revolution for generations, with 17 of her ancestors fighting in the Revolutionary War.
Education: Wheatley earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Point Park University.
Quote: “This is a very exciting time to be involved with the Fort Pitt Society as we prepare to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Fort Pitt Block House in 2014. Plans are under way to create a city-wide and year-long celebration to recognize this significant milestone.”