Pennie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1961. She has traveled the globe and has lived in many places such as Japan and Italy during her Fathers (21) years of service with the United States Air Force. In 1967 they settled on the shores of Kure Beach, N.C. After (9) years of surfing, swimming and living the Salt Life, they decided to return to East Liverpool, Ohio in 1976 when her Father retired from the military. Both Pennies parents (and their families) are from East Liverpool.

Pennie is a graduate of East Liverpool High School Class of 1980. She has two wonderful children (John and Heidi) and three beautiful grandchildren (Angela, Kaitlyn and Elijah).

Pennie was a past Lady Elk Officer as well as the Political Chairperson for her district. She was also the Columbiana County Child Assault Prevention Program Leader providing seminars and classroom workshops to keep our children safe.

Pennie attended Ohio Valley Business College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and Accounting. Pennie has had many exciting jobs. She was a Private Investigator and Security officer for (6) years. She attended the Tactical Gun Course and passed second in her class of (32) students and note she was the only female in the class! She was a Shipping Manager for a local manufacturing company for (12) years and a Vault Supervisor/Floor Boss at a local Casino for (5) years. During Pennies last position as the Director of a local Architecture Firm she has worked on many local construction projects as well as economic development for many Columbiana County projects as well as projects in East Liverpool. Her last endeavors include working with the City of East Liverpool and the Columbiana County Commissioners and Port Authority to revitalize and bring more business and revenue to our downtown area.

Pennie volunteered to assist with our First Annual Music and Arts Appreciation Festival fundraiser in 2014 and is now our first elected President and holds a chair on the board of directors as well. She brings many years of experience in Economic Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Project Management to our organization.