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Wesley Smith / Courtesy of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce

CULLMAN - I am pleased to announce the appointment of Wesley Smith as director of entrepreneurship & education at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Wesley returns to his hometown after spending the last 15 years in Birmingham. He was born and raised in Cullman, went through the Cullman City Schools system and graduated from Cullman High in 1997. He then attended Wallace State Community College and later Auburn University, where he studied public relations. While at Wallace State, he was on full scholarship, served as Student Government Association president and was on the Cullman Outlook 21 Community Planning Council.

After college, Wesley accepted a marketing job with Red Bull North America and eventually moved to sales in order to help introduce Red Bull to north Alabama. In addition to his sales and marketing experience, Wesley spent many years as site manager for the City Stages Music Festival and dually served on the Junior Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Arts and Music Festival. For the last six years, Wesley has been a sales representative for United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama (UJBAL).

In his spare time, Wesley enjoys listening to live music, disc golfing, collecting vinyl records and giving back to his community. He’s spent the past few years serving on the Junior Board of Directors for Firehouse Ministries, which benefits the Firehouse Shelter, Birmingham’s largest shelter for homeless men.

I have had the opportunity to work with Wesley on a number of projects. His experience, his understanding of our community and his passion for entrepreneurship are attributes that make him an exceptional team member.

Please join us in welcoming Wesley to the Chamber team and back to our community.