Wendell Foster Appoints VP of Community Engagement

Wendell Foster has promoted John Gleason to the role of Vice President of Community Engagement. Gleason was previously the Director of Community Outreach where he conducted the “Respect Starts Now!” program and directed the Wendell Foster Half Marathon. Gleason has been employed at Wendell Foster since May of 2017.
Gleason’s new role will work to identify and develop community awareness and financial resources that will enhance the quality of services offered at Wendell Foster. His general responsibilities will include fundraising, donor relations, public information, education, and marketing of Wendell Foster and its services.
Wendell Foster’s Chief Executive Officer, Doug Hoyt, shared, “When we have the opportunity to promote from within, we take full advantage. Wendell Foster believes in empowering the people we serve and our employees. This is an exciting addition and I look forward to introducing John to our many supporters.”
Gleason is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Gleason also serves as President-Elect for the Owensboro Kiwanis Club, a board member for the Ambulance Contracting Authority, and deacon at Yellow Creek Baptist Church.
Gleason expressed his gratitude by stating, “I’m honored to receive this opportunity. I’m passionate about Wendell Foster’s mission and I look forward to working closely with our community.”
Gleason can be reached at 270-852-1486 or [email protected].