The Muskingum County Community Foundation has a new CEO, WHIZ’s very own Brian Wagner.
Wagner is WHIZ Media Group’s operation manager, as well as radio announcer and meteorologist. He will take his new position as the foundation’s CEO on October 6th. Wagner said that the Community Foundation is an organization that has been very close to his heart for a very long time.
"I’ve been volunteering with the foundation, probably close to 20 years now. It kind of paralleled my time at whiz. Very early on was asked to be a part of an event the foundation was doing, a committee. And that kind of spurred my love for the group and the organization."
Current executive director, Dave Mitzel is very happy with the choice to make Wagner his successor. He said that the process to choose Wagner is the most professional that he has ever been a part of, and believes that the skills Brian has will make him an asset to the organization.
"What Brian has is a knowledge of the community over the past 20 years. He has also and ability to make friends and keep friends. I don’t know of anybody who doesn’t like Brian Wagner."
Although we are sad that Brian is leaving all of us here at WHIZ, we would like to say congratulations and wish him the best of luck! His last day at WHIZ will be September 19th.