Public Radio station WYSO in Yellow Springs has hired Luke Dennis as its Director of Development. Dennis is the former executive director of the Muse Machine in Dayton.
Most recently Dennis was the curator for the Harvard University Theatre Collection. He will return to the area and assume his role at WYSO on May 14.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Luke to the WYSO staff. His skills will help us solidify our recent successes into greater financial sustainability,” says Neenah Ellis, WYSO General Manager.”
“What an honor to be chosen to join the amazing WYSO team. The next few years are going to be an exciting time of growth and innovation at the station – I am ready to jump in and start raising dollars to support the new directions WYSO is heading.”
WYSO is poised to move into new studio facilities at 150 E. South College in Yellow Springs on May first and recently announced a major collaboration with Academy Award nominated filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar that will be housed in the new facility.
A graduate of Wittenberg University and a native of Wilmington, Ohio, Dennis was a member of the first WYSO “Community Voices” class in 2011 and the story he created for his final project was singled out by “This American Life” producer Ira Glass from the stage of the Victoria Theater during a presentation last June. He was a participant in the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s “Leadership Dayton” program in 2010-201, and a lecturer and director of school programs for the Dayton Opera Association.