October 14, 2019, Pottstown, PA - Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named John Robertson as its new communications assistant who will be responsible for coordinating all the communications of the Foundation as well as expanding its presence through multimedia content including video and photography.
“John’s exceptional professional experience, combined with his passion for pursuing good health, ties in well with the Foundation’s mission for area residents,” said President David Kraybill, PAHWF. “He’s an excellent fit for our team and our role within the community.”
“The Foundation has a huge role in the community, and its work to help residents lead healthy lives is vital,” said Robertson. “You read about all that the Foundation does on paper, and it’s impressive,” said Robertson. “But I think the people here really make it a special place. It’s just great to be a part of what is an exceptional group of people.”
Before joining the Foundation, Robertson was the assistant director of communications and marketing at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Lexington, VA, where he managed content development, social media initiatives, media relations. His expertise includes editing, writing, photography and graphic design. During his tenure at VMI, Robertson also coached the college’s running club and served as the local Team RWB athletic director, which allowed him to share his love of running with students and members of the community from all walks of life. He served as marketing committee chair for the Hulls Drive-In Board of Directors to develop social media and marketing campaigns to drive engagement among patrons.
Robertson is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in classical Greek and minors in classics and religious studies. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
Currently, Robertson resides in Harleysville, Pa, with his wife, Brittany. He is an avid long-distance runner, and his recent races include the Boston Marathon in April and the Blues Cruise 50k in Reading earlier this month.