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New directors begin their work

The director of human resources and director of communications positions have been filled at the WELS Synod Administration Building.

Mr. Todd Scott begins today, March 20, as the new director of human resources. He lives in Slinger, Wis., and attends Peace, Hartford, Wis. He’s married with three children—two daughters, one in college and one attending Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson, Wis., and a son in the fifth grade at Peace.

Scott has worked in human resources for more than 20 years in industries ranging from banking to medical to pharmaceuticals. He’s coming to the synod from a software company where he served as the vice president of human resources.

“I feel as though I’ve had 20 years of experience that God has given me, and I feel at this point it’s time to use everything I’ve learned and serve,” says Scott. “There are lots of opportunities as an HR person to help create an environment that makes it easier to do one’s job.”

The director of human resources is responsible for the synod’s varied human resource functions, including employment, compensation and benefits, and employee relations at the synod administration building. The director also serves as a resource to congregations and affiliated groups and entities by providing guidance in salary, housing, personnel, and other human resources-related matters.

Mr. Lee Hitter will be starting March 26 as the new director of communications. Hitter is from Appleton, Wis., and attends Mt. Olive.

Hitter is married with three children. His oldest daughter lives in Milwaukee, his second daughter just graduated college, and his youngest, a son, is attending UW-Milwaukee.

Hitter has worked at WFRV-TV out of Green Bay, Wis., for 30 years. Starting as a reporter and photographer, he has spent the last 17 years as the news director.

Hitter looks forward to translating his knowledge from the news industry to the needs of the synod. “It’s all about knowing your audience and keeping them informed about all the positive things that are going on within the synod,” he says.

“I feel blessed to be able to serve both the synod and my Lord in this capacity,” says Hitter, “To be able to work with individuals who are serving their Lord every day is really exciting.”

As director of communications, Hitter will serve under the Conference of Presidents and report directly to the synod president. He will be responsible for coordinating all internal and external communications for WELS, including assisting areas of ministry, synod schools, and district leaders in planning and developing communication strategies and tools.

We look forward to working with Todd and Lee as they begin their work for the synod.

Serving in Christ,
Mark Schroeder

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