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CHANGES: Passages, Inc. welcomes new CEO as learning center opens

September 5, 2013

Jason Meyer, Passages, Inc.’s new president and CEO, will see the organization’s creative learning center open later this month. Pictured holding a rendering of the building is Meyer (right) and fellow Passages associate Sonya Rubrake. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. is in a season of several changes.

Its operations on Towerview Drive will soon relocate to the former Lehmberg Building, Columbia City, where education and creative learning will expand with the change.

As preparations fall in place for the move, another shift is taking place at the helm of the nonprofit. Long-time leader Tom O’Neill has stepped down from his role as president and CEO to make way for newly- named president, Jason Meyer.

Meyer, who is originally from Huntington, brings a young approach to the organization. At 32, he has spent eight years with a similar organization in Huntington County. That experience afforded him the chance to get to know some of Passages’ personnel and helped his transition be a smooth one.

“Everyone here is welcoming and open,” Meyer said. “I am so thankful to have five weeks with Tom to help me get settled. He’s really helped me know who to reach out to and what connections I need to build.”

A father of three, Meyer and his wife Leah have been married for 10 years and currently reside in Fort Wayne. Working in Whitley County was attractive to Meyer because it was close to home.

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