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Ron Hetrick speaks to WITF staff after being named the new president and CEO on March 13, 2019. (Joanne Cassaro/WITF)

(Harrisburg) — After a nationwide search, Ron Hetrick has been selected as WITF’s new president and CEO.

The Harrisburg native will serve as the public media organization’s sixth president in its history.

Hetrick joined WITF in 2000 and has served as senior vice president of finance and administration since 2015. 

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Ron Hetrick (WITF)

“I am thrilled to continue my service in public media and to the community as president and CEO,” said Hetrick. “I look forward to ensuring WITF’s programs and services grow and remain accessible and relevant to our community in this time of technological change. We will work even harder to connect personally with our audience and ensure our programs and services reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.”

Hetrick was the unanimous choice by the WITF Board of Directors.

He will replace Kathleen Pavelko. She announced her retirement last year. Her last day is April 1.