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WHRO Public Media Welcomes New Chief Development Officer and Talent Manager

NORFOLK, VA (November 12, 2017) – WHRO Public Media is excited to announce the addition of two new team members. WHRO recently welcomed Tom Burton as Chief Development Officer and Julie Woodard as Talent Manager.

As Chief Development Officer, Tom Burton will manage all fundraising and development functions including membership and major giving, program underwriting, grants, and planned giving. The seasoned fundraising professional brings a wealth of experience to the position. After a decade in the manufacturing sector in a variety of sales, customer service and marketing management positions, his career in non-profits began in 1992 when he became director of development for WCNY TV & Classic FM in Syracuse, New York. Most recently, he served again at WCNY Public Media in Syracuse since 2013 as vice president for development, responsible for development functions including the campaign to fund WCNY's new home. Burton earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

WHRO also recently welcomed Julie Woodard as Talent Manager, where she will be leading staffing, employee engagement, performance management, succession planning, leadership/employee development, and the volunteer services division. Originally from northern New Jersey, Julie is a results-oriented professional with over 18 years of human resources management experience from the private and public sectors. Her experience spans from start-ups to established organizations. She has held progressively responsible positions in Human Resources management in small and Fortune 500 companies including the technology, call center, distribution, banking/finance, and private security industries. Julie's experience also includes serving as the Vice President of Corporate Human Resources at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group and Director of Human Resources at Issuetrak. Woodard is a graduate of Kean University.

"WHRO is really excited to welcome Tom and Julie to the team. They both have unique skillsets and a strong passion for WHRO's mission and team that will undoubtedly have profound impact on the critical work that we do," states Bert Schmidt, WHRO President and CEO.

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About WHRO: Since its founding in 1961 to support education, WHRO has employed creativity and technology to serve the residents of southeast Virginia in its mission to educate, inform and entertain viewers and listeners of WHRO’s four public television and eight public radio stations. Owned by 19 southeastern Virginia school divisions, WHRO also delivers online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. To learn more, visit www.whro.org.