The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced that Lisa Hatch has been hired as Executive Director for the organization and Zachary Agett has been hired as the Marketing and Events Manager. In addition, the organization recently completed its relocation to the third floor of the Lynn Building at 301 E Second Street.
“We are thrilled to welcome our two newest team members,” said Dr. Len Faulk, JRC Board Co-Chair. “Lisa and Zachary bring a wealth of knowledge to the table and a unique set of skills that will enhance our vision to inspire stronger neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown and an engaged community.” An open house is being planned next month to welcome everyone to our new space and introduce our newest staff members.”
Lisa, a native of Buffalo, is returning to Chautauqua County, which has been a dream of hers since graduating from Fredonia State in 1994. At Fredonia State, Lisa earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Sociology, with a focus in Social Work. After graduation Lisa returned to Buffalo, where she spent 25 years working in healthcare, most recently as Administrative Director at Roswell Park. Lisa, her partner Sharon Przyblak, and their dogs are in the process of relocating to the Jamestown area. Lisa loves dogs and spending time on the lake, and is looking forward to joining the Chautauqua Rowing Club. When asked about her move to Jamestown, Lisa says, “People don’t realize how lucky and blessed they are to be here. It’s like I won the lottery! I’ve traveled a lot, and Jamestown has the friendliest people I’ve ever met.”
A Jamestown native, Zach lives with his wife Breeanne and son Lincoln. He recently graduated with honors with a Master’s in Business Administration from Capella University. Zach’s previous work experience includes serving as a Career Transition Specialist for youth at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, as well as being selected as an intern for the Chautauqua Advancement Project. At JRC, his role will focus on promoting local businesses and attractions through the Jamestown Up Close initiative. In addition, he will manage JRC events and cultivate partnerships with organizations that support community revitalization activities.
“Over the past several years, I’ve watched with excitement as city blocks and neighborhoods throughout Jamestown have become cleaner and more modern,” said Zach. “It is very rewarding to be starting a career with JRC, an organization that has been so vital to the city’s rejuvenation, and to be able to assist in the growth and development of my hometown.”