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Women of Achievement – Clare Weil

Clare Weil
The UPS Store

As a wife, mother, grandmother, small business owner, community leader and violinist, Clare Weil wears many hats. A native Montgomerian, she is a proud graduate of Huntingdon College.

Her career started with the Birmingham Symphony as a violinist.  Making a switch, she spent many years working in different business and nonprofit positions. She became manager of a Mail Boxes Etc. store in 1997. In 2001, she bought her first store and added another in 2002. Mail Boxes Etc. became The UPS Store in 2003, and Weil added more stores in 2007, 2009 and 2012.

Weil started a new job in December 2018 after she was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education, serving District 2. After being sworn in, she was elected president. Her work in community service is extensive, and the list of organizations she has been involved with over the years is too numerous to list. Currently, she is a member of many organizations including the Montgomery Rotary Club, Air Force Association, Baptist Medical Center East Advisory Board, and T.S. Morris Elementary School Partners Alliance. She is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, Class XX.

Weil’s contributions to the community haven’t gone unnoticed. She has been recognized with a Point of Light Award for a minority- or woman-owned business by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, has twice been a finalist for the Samaritan Counseling Center’s River Region Ethics Award, and was a statewide finalist for the Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business Award.

Weil returned to playing violin with the Montgomery Symphony for 27 years. She is the founding member of Rosewood String Quartet, a string group that was founded some 20 years ago and continues to perform. She also enjoys cooking, cutting and polishing rocks, and bird watching.

Weil says, “It is a great honor to be chosen as a Woman of Achievement. There are so many women who are more deserving than I, but I am humbled to have been chosen. I have tried to set a good example, and I believe in making the world a better place.”



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