Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Brian Solem resigns from communications post with BBT

By Donna March

Brian Solem tendered his resignation effective March 28 as manager of publications and joint director of communications for Brethren Benefit Trut (BBT). He was hired on Aug. 24, 2009, as publications coordinator and was promoted to his current position in June of last year.

He has been key in managing BBT’s website, served as editor of all BBT’s written and electronic newsletters and special communications, contributed significantly in creating the annual reports and live reports for Annual Conference, and served on the Chapel Committee for the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

Solem has accepted a position as writer and manager of communications with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Ill. “We wish God’s blessings to Brian as he begins this new chapter in his life,” said a BBT announcement.

Jim Lehman has accepted the position of interim director of communications for Brethren Benefit Trust, beginning on March 19. He will conclude this role a few weeks after Annual Conference or until the permanent position is filled. He is self-employed, a writer and author of adult fiction and children’s books. He is a long-time member of Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill.

BBT will begin a search for a director of communications within the next several weeks.

-- Donna March is director of Office Operations for Brethren Benefit Trust.

Source: 4/1/2014 Newsline

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