WITF Welcomes Blake Lynch to New Role as Chief Impact Officer

Blake Lynch, Sr. VP and Chief Impact Officer

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Blake Lynch

Harrisburg, PA– Today, WITF announced that Blake Lynch will become its senior vice president and chief impact officer on August 30. In his new role, Lynch will be an instrumental part of the organization, overseeing community engagement, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and marketing.

A lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania who studied at Messiah University, Lynch most recently was the director of community relations and engagement for the City of Harrisburg. There, he served as a liaison between the Bureau of Police, the community and the officers in the field, strengthening community relationships and trust. Prior to that role, he was the director of development for the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, responsible for cultivating major gifts and grants to support the organization’s mission.

“I’ve admired how WITF serves our region for a long time and how the programming influenced my childhood – which is why I joined the Board of Directors in October,” said Lynch. “I’m excited to join the team and add my passion for the community to the already great work they do, and to help impact the region on a larger scale.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Blake to the WITF team,” said WITF President & CEO Ron Hetrick. “Given his depth of experience in building community connections, fundraising for nonprofit organizations, and advocating for his neighbors, Blake is well-positioned to make a lasting, positive impact on our region. WITF looks forward to inspiring lifelong learning with him on board.”

 

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About WITF

WITF is a trusted provider of public media news and programming for approximately 2.3 million people in 19 counties of Central Pennsylvania, encouraging children and adults to Live Inspired®.  A member station of PBS and NPR, WITF’s media services include public television (WITF TV and WITFK PBS KIDS 24/7), public radio (WITF 89.5 & 93.3), websites (including witf.org, TransformingHealth.org, stateimpact.npr.org/Pennsylvania, and ExplorePAhistory.com), and a production services division (Media Solutions). WITF’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning by connecting people and communities of Pennsylvania through trusted journalism, thoughtful discussion and educational experiences. WITF engages minds and enriches lives. For more information, visit witf.org.

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