EFHOP Announces New Executive Director

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is pleased to announce, effectively immediately, the appointment of Keith Strom as the Foundation's new Executive Director. Mr. Strom, who previously served as a Principal and Director of Customer Solutions at MSI, will succeed Pam Lyons, who will continue as the Foundation’s Volunteer Coordinator.

“We want to thank Pam for her service and are very pleased that she will continue to have an essential role in her new position. Her commitment to the Foundation and its mission has been invaluable,” John W. Berry, Chairman of the Board, said. “Today, we are thrilled to welcome Keith as our new Executive Director and look forward to his leadership, as the organization embraces a new vision for our Foundation and its mission.”

Mr. Strom has over twenty-five years’ experience in the global meeting management corporate sector, having held management positions within the business development and customer service areas. A graduate of Michigan State University, he serves as a non-profit board member of the Oak Park Runners Club and Dance In The Parks, and serves as race director for two local community race events in Oak Park.  

“I am grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization, which has been a cornerstone in our community since its founding in 1983,” Strom said. “I look forward to working with our talented board members, dedicated staff and network of partners as we embark on a new vision for the Foundation.”

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