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Brian Hunt selected as the CEO of Sherwood Trust


February 20, 2020

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Brian Hunt

WALLA WALLA—On Thursday, Feb. 13 it was announced that Brian Hunt, who is currently publisher for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin will become the next CEO of the Sherwood Trust. Hunt fills the spot vacated earlier this year by Danielle Garbe-Reser. The executive search was led by The Giving Practice of Philanthropy Northwest.

Sherwood Trust Board President Chuck Fulton said, "We are very pleased that Brian Hunt will be the next CEO of the Sherwood Trust. There were over 120 applications for this position, and we are delighted to have hired someone as talented, experienced and devoted to our community as Brian."

Hunt, 58, grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and media studies from Lock Haven University. He began his career as a reporter in coastal Delaware and has published community and business newspapers in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as in Boise, San Francisco and Portland. He moved to Walla Walla with Carole, his spouse, in 2015 to lead the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.

Brian has volunteered in the community with numerous organizations including the: 2020 Census Complete Count, Arts Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Community Council, Downtown Foundation, Noon Rotary, and United Way. He is a current participant in the Sherwood Trust Leadership Program and a 2016 graduate of the Walla Walla Leadership program.

Since their founding in 1991, the Sherwood Trust has invested over $32 million to strengthen nonprofit organizations and develop communities across the Blue Mountain region. Founded by Donald and Virginia Sherwood, the Trust is a private, place-based nonprofit foundation.


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