Linda S. Fergason became the new Executive Director of The Portage Foundation in November 2013. Ms. Fergason’s predecessor was Ralph Kletzien, who retired after having served in this position since 2006.
Linda brings a wealth of extensive experience in providing leadership and management expertise to non-profit organizations. Her experiences cover over 25 years. The combination of Fergason’s professional credentials coupled with her fine record of community service make her an ideal choice to lead the Portage Foundation through its planned expansion to broaden its philanthropic reach throughout the region.
Currently a resident of Alliance, Ohio, Ms. Fergason has served as Executive Director of a three non-profit agencies, and also spend time as the CEO of the United Way in her local community. Most recently Linda was the Director of Advancement for Kent State University at Stark.
Throughout her career, Linda has provided leadership in a volunteer capacity to many other organizations, including Rotary International. In 2012-13, she completed a year of service in the distinguished role of District Governor of Rotary District 6650.