Jeff Tkach Named CEO of the Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute announced that Jeff Tkach has been selected by the board of directors to lead the global nonprofit as its next CEO. “On behalf of the board of directors, we are all thrilled to announce that Jeff Tkach is stepping into the role of CEO,” said Maya Rodale and Roberta Lang, board co-chairs. “In Tkach’s prior role as Chief Impact Officer for Rodale Institute, he has proven to be dedicated to the organization and its mission and a great contributor to its success. The board of directors is confident that he has the vision, experience, and passion necessary to lead the team and the organization into the future.”

“The values and mission of Rodale Institute have served as guiding principles in my personal and professional pursuits for many decades,” said Tkach. “I’m honored to lead the Institute at this pivotal moment in history—when issues surrounding the climate, human health, and the long-term viability of agricultural land require practical solutions from innovative organizations like Rodale Institute. As the Institute’s next CEO, I promise to work like our future depends on it—because it does.”

A Pennsylvania native, Tkach holds a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and a postgraduate Authentic Leadership Certificate from Naropa University.

WittKieffer’s Ashley Buderus, Jessica Cummings and Jeffrey Schroetlin led this search.

Read the announcement.