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Mid-Atlantic Pathwork Announces New Center Director for Sevenoaks
Following its July decision to commit to an active plan of sustainable growth for the Sevenoaks Retreat Center, the Mid-Atlantic Pathwork Board of Trustees announced today that it has hired Paul N. Klinger as Center Director.
Mid-Atlantic Pathwork President Tom Hubbard stated, “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Paul’s outstanding background and track record join the team of managers and staff at Sevenoaks. Paul is a superb sales and operational executive with the right personal qualities for our spiritual mission and culture. We look forward to prosperity and growth at Sevenoaks Retreat Center under Paul’s leadership.”
Klinger will take on leadership of the Retreat Center to help meet its primary goals: to expand revenue and occupancy rates to 50% over the next 3 to 5 years and increase sales and marketing locally, regionally and nationally. As part of this goal, he will develop strategies to ensure that the Center is beautifully well-maintained and able to meet increased occupancy for the future.
Reflecting on the community he will join, Klinger said: “The Board, staff and community are really engaged and interested in moving forward. It will be a pleasure for me to work with a Board that is so clear in its objectives and a staff so dedicated to supporting personal growth and spiritual development. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get started.”
Klinger comes to this role well prepared to meet the challenges. He is an outstanding business development professional, with a successful background in hospitality and sales. He has worked for many major companies including Marietta Corporation, Holiday Inn and Choice Hotels. He was regional sales director with Inntel Hospitality management, improving revenue by more than 20%. He was director of sales and marketing with Holiday Inn Downtown Ithaca, N.Y., and worked to expand tourism throughout the Finger Lakes. He also created and executed a marketing strategy establishing a year-round sustainable family resort in central New York and was marketing manager for Marietta’s licensed brand programs. Klinger comes to Sevenoaks from a position of sales director for Matereality LLC, a software business that provides cloud-based database technology to help companies manage material property data.
He has also served on the Board of Education for the Cortland County City Schools, founded and owned a screen printing company and was president of the New World Olive Oil Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance from West Virginia University.
Klinger will start October 14. He was born and raised in Virginia, currently lives in Gainesville with his wife and 4 children, but intends a move to Culpepper.
Board Adopts Sustainable Growth Plan
In a momentous decision that sets the path for Sevenoaks for the next three to five years, the Sevenoaks Board of Trustees unanimously agreed at its July 7th meeting to continue to operate the Sevenoaks Retreat Center and to pursue a plan of sustainable growth as outlined by the Sustainable Growth Committee.
Under this plan, the Board will:
- Hire a full-time Center Director and a part-time Administrative Assistant
- Make investments in infrastructure to improve operations and to eliminate backlogged maintenance
- Adopt strategies to increase occupancy rates to 50% over three years
The Board has created a Sustainability Fund to undertake these activities and MAP members have committed up to $375,000 in loans and contributions to the Fund.
The Board and Sustainability Committee are finalizing a job description and outreach process for the search which is expected to launch in early August.
A more detailed summary of the proposal is below, a special session to discuss the plan will be held August 9th at Sevenoaks Members Weekend and Jamboree, and more details will be forthcoming soon!
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Sustainable Growth Plan (Full 10-page report)
Board Resolution (Adopted July 7, 2014)