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Episode 132 with Guest Jeff Tkach

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Jeff Tkach serves as the Chief Impact Officer for the Rodale Institute. Jeff is responsible for

expanding Rodale Institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by

unlocking the transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture.

As Chief Impact Officer, Jeff leads the development and execution of the Institute’s core

strategies, overseeing opportunities for partnership and co-investment that drive positive

outcomes for Rodale’s philanthropic and programmatic initiatives.

Jeff served on the Rodale Institute’s Board of Directors in 2016, where he was instrumental in

fostering relationships between the organization and business leaders in the organic food

industry. With the commencement of his role as Chief Growth Officer, Tkach resigned from his

position as a Board member.

From 2015 – 2016, Jeff served as Managing Director and Vice President for Rodale’s Organic

Life and Prevention Magazines, where he oversaw business objectives and strategic operations

for both brands, leading efforts across print and digital advertising, sales and marketing, live

events, and e-tailing to maximize growth opportunities.

Previously, Tkach served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Life Time Fitness and as

Group Publisher at Active Interest Media (AIM) from 2013-2015, overseeing Yoga Journal and

Vegetarian Times. He was responsible for leading Yoga Journal’s relaunch in 2014, resulting in a

record-breaking 40th year of publication for the brand.

A Pennsylvania native, Tkach earned a degree in business marketing from Kutztown University

and a post graduate “Authentic Leadership Certificate” from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

He regularly speaks at various industry organizations on behalf of Rodale Institute, in an effort to

catalyze the human connection to regenerative organic agriculture and its ability to heal the

world.

Inspired by his work at Naropa, Jeff is an advocate for bringing mindful leadership to

corporations to help people reach their greatest potential. Jeff aims to inspire and mobilize

people around him to make an impact by bringing his deeply collaborative and highly

entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does.

ABOUT RODALE INSTITUTE: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering

organic farming through research and outreach. For more than seventy years, we’ve been

researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and

scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating

consumers about how going organic is the healthiest options for people and the planet.

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Episode 132

by Ashley Koff RD & Robyn O'Brien