November 23, 2009
Arlene Engelhardt has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation by the Pacifica National Board
It is my pleasure to announce that the Pacifica National Board has selected Arlene Engelhardt to be the new Executive Director of Pacifica. She has been involved with WMNF, a community radio station in Tampa, Florida for almost 20 years as a programmer, a board member and as President of the Board. She has a background in both non-profit and for-profit management, as Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy and as Vice President of Product Development at a multimedia publishing company. She has been a lifelong peace activist and believes passionately that Pacifica is one of the most important institutions of our time, a time of exciting challenges. She says, "In these turbulent economic times, whether you call it a recession or the beginning of a depression, I am concerned about the effect on people. People will be reaching out for personal connections, for human warmth and compassion, and no other medium can meet these needs like radio. Radio at its best is the most personal of all communicative mediums."
Arlene will be starting on December 1st.
Grace Aaron, Pacifica interim Executive Director