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Lehigh Valley Public Media elects board chairman, welcomes new members

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Donna S. Fisher
For LehighValleyNews.com
Lehigh Valley Public Media includes PBS39, 91.3 WLVR Radio, and LehighValleyNews.com. It is headquartered on the SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Michael Keim was elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors of Lehigh Valley Public Media.

Keim is president of Univest Bank and Trust and chief operating officer of Univest Financial Corp.

The board also welcomed new members, Chris Wolfel and Imtiaz Patel.

Lehigh Valley Public Media includes PBS39, 91.3 WLVR Radio, and LehighValleyNews.com.

Keim has been an LVPM board member since January 2022. He joined Univest in 2008 after being a consultant for a private equity firm and spent 14 years with GMAC Residential.

Patel is the chief consumer officer for Gannett, publisher of USA TODAY along with hundreds of local media outlets across 43 U.S. states, and over 150 news brands in the United Kingdom.

Patel’s career has included roles as the CEO and publisher of The Baltimore Banner, a nonprofit news website, several business development positions with Dow Jones & Co., and operating his own company, Andover Inc., providing management consultants to companies.

Wolfel has been the executive director of Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 in the Easton area since 2019. Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 is one of 29 intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania which provide educational, administrative and technology services to more than 175,000 students and 75,000 educators and adults.

In his 20-plus-years in education, Wolfel has served in a variety of positions with IU20 including assistant to the executive director for student services and director of special education.

Outgoing Lehigh Valley Public Media board members are John Eureyecko, Jamie Musselman and Elizabeth Duane. Former chair Susan Yee becomes immediate past chairwoman.

Lehigh Valley Public Media is a community-owned public media organization serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.

It is headquartered at the Univest Public Media Center on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem.