Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

May 16, 2017

As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on my experience, check out the following series of Reflections on Leadership Lancaster posts: About One Month In, Part Two, and The Finale.

Earlier this year, Executive Director and fearless leader Deb Rohrer announced that she would be retiring after 10 years of serving Leadership Lancaster. The announcement was the beginning of a search for a replacement to fill Deb’s big shoes.

The search came to an end last week when Leadership Lancaster announced that Kate Zimmerman, currently Program Director of Leadership Lancaster, would be promoted to the role of Executive Director. To anyone familiar with the program over the past few years, Kate and Deb have been a great leadership team for the organization, so it comes as no surprise that Kate was selected for the role.

A sincere thank you to Deb and Kate for all of their hard work in making my Leadership Lancaster experience a great one; best wishes to Deb in what’s next in her journey; and of course congratulations to Kate on the promotion – I know she will continue to be a great leader for accomplishing Leadership Lancaster’s mission.

Please see below for some additional Leadership Lancaster news and leadership opportunities:

  • Core Class of 2017 Graduation is this Thursday, May 18 – if you know any graduates, be sure to congratulate them!
  • On Wednesday, May 24, Leadership Lancaster is hosting Leadership Inspired! with David Greene of NPR fame. Tickets are still available and I’ll be there!
  • Applications for the Core Class of 2018 are due by 4:00 pm on May 26, 2017 – if you have questions about the program and whether it’s right for you, feel free to contact me!
Matt Landis is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and advises clients on issues of Business LawIntellectual Property Law and Information Technology & Internet Law.