Class of 2007
Outstanding Professional Achievement
Having graduated high school at 16, Cody Meglio is no stranger to being recognized as the youngest professional to achieve many milestones. Among his accolades, at 19 he was the youngest Certified Public Accountant in Virginia. In fact, he is one of the youngest people to earn an associate degree from WSCC, and notably, he is one of the youngest people the Foundation has ever recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus.
The Marietta native graduated summa cum laude from Washington State in 2007 with his Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology and an Associate of Arts Liberal Arts Transfer. In 2010, he graduated summa cum laude from Marietta College with a triple major in accounting, finance and economics and was class salutatorian.
Following the completion of his bachelor’s degrees, in 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This award is presented annually to candidates who have obtained the 10 highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Meglio launched his career at “Big Four” firm Ernst & Young in Charleston, West Virginia, where he served as a Senior Auditor. Today, he works for KPMG, another Big Four firm, based in its Houston, Texas office. At KPMG, Meglio is a Director in the firm’s Deal Advisory practice, where he helps Fortune 500 companies in oil and gas, power and utilities, and the waste industries integrate acquired businesses, spin-off or sell divisions, and access the capital markets.
In addition to the strides he’s made in his career, Meglio has also served on the WSCC Foundation Board of Directors since January 2013 and currently serves as Secretary of the Foundation Board.
Class of 2007 & 2008
Outstanding Community Service
Tyler Heddleston graduated from WSCC magna cum laude with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Police Officer Basic Academy in 2007 and his Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement in 2008. For more than a decade, he has dedicated his life to law enforcement.
Bravely standing behind the badge, Heddleston daily puts the safety of Belpre’s citizens first. The Belpre Police Department, as well as his community, have recognized his dedication. Among his notable accolades are the Honorary Service Award, which he has received twice for his assistance in arrests for an armed home invasion and an armed robbery. He was awarded the Officers Medal for his response during an apartment fire. In 2015, he was promoted from patrolman to sergeant.
In 2017, Heddleston received the Officer of the Year by Belpre Police Department with a Law Enforcement Commendation from the Sons of the American Revolution. Last year, he was awarded the Life Saving Medal and the Silver Medal of Merit for his bravery and duties performed during a house fire. He is also nationally certified as a drug recognition expert, one of only 215 in Ohio, and has been awarded the Drug Buster award. The numerous awards are a testament to Heddleston’s commitment and dedication to the safety of his community.
Additionally, Heddleston serves as an instructor in the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Academy at WSCC.