Howard Karnell joined the Nailers in February 2018 in the role of Corporate Partnerships.
Karnell is a 1980 Wheeling Park High School graduate and was graduated from West Liberty State College in 1984. He graduated with honors majoring in Communications with a Business minor. After graduation, Howard worked from 1986-90 at the Observer-Reporter Newspaper in Washington, Pa., as a sports reporter and sports/news copy editor.
Karnell spent six years in sales for an offset printing company, before embarking on a 20-year career in the medical industry. He spent 17 years in pharmaceutical sales and three-plus years in medical practice management and consulting.
An avid sports fan, Karnell has served as a volunteer coach and board member for several youth sports in the Ohio Valley. Howard and his wife Jen live in Wheeling with their four children: Nate, 25; Morgan, 21; Michael, 19; and Caleb, 15.