Strand Capitol names Jody Keller Interim CEO

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The historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center has hired Jody Keller, of York, to serve as an interim CEO. Keller brings over 30 years of consulting experience in the areas of management, organizational development and human resources management to this position.

Keller will be responsible for supporting staff and executing work plans as well as serving as a main Strand-Capitol representative. She will also assist in the search process for the next CEO and prepare a report to be shared with that person regarding the current state of operations.

“Jody has been a highly respected leader in our community for a long time,” said Loren Kroh, chairman, 2014-2015 Strand-Capitol board of directors. “Her skill set and experience are a great fit for our needs during this period of transition.”

Prior to joining the Strand-Capitol, Keller was a partner and chief administrative officer at ParenteBeard LLC, the 20th largest accounting firm in the U.S. She was a member of the executive management team and oversaw human resources, partner relations and the marketing and communications functions. Keller holds a bachelor’s of science degree in education from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of arts in human resources management and labor relations from St. Francis University. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute.

Keller is an active leader in the York community. She currently serves as chairman of the board for Turning Point Women’s Counseling Center and as a board member of the York County Library System and the advisory committee of the Byrnes Health Education Center. Additionally, she is a member of the Rotary Club of York where she has served as president, a member of the Penn State-York Campus Advisory Board and past chairman of the board of the York County Chamber of Commerce.