Jeff Tkach serves as the chief impact officer for the Rodale Institute, where he is responsible for expanding the institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by unlocking the transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture.
As chief impact officer, Jeff leads the development and execution of the institute’s core strategies, overseeing opportunities for partnership and co-investment that drive positive outcomes for Rodale’s philanthropic and programmatic initiatives.
Jeff served on the Rodale Institute’s Board of Directors in 2016, where he was instrumental in fostering relationships between the organization and business leaders in the organic food industry. With the commencement of his role as chief growth officer, Tkach resigned from his position as board member.
From 2015-2016, Jeff served as managing director and vice president for Rodale’s Organic Life and Prevention magazines, where he oversaw business objectives and strategic operations for both brands, leading efforts across print and digital advertising, sales and marketing, live events, and e-tailing to maximize growth opportunities.
Previously, Tkach served as vice president of sales and marketing at Life Time Fitness and as group publisher at Active Interest Media (AIM) from 2013-2015, overseeing Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times. He was responsible for leading Yoga Journal’s relaunch in 2014, resulting in a record-breaking 40th year of publication for the brand.
A Pennsylvania native, Tkach earned a degree in business marketing from Kutztown University and a post-graduate “Authentic Leadership Certificate” from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
He regularly speaks at various industry organizations on behalf of the Rodale Institute in an effort to catalyze the human connection to regenerative organic agriculture and its ability to heal the world.
Inspired by his work at Naropa, Jeff is an advocate for bringing mindful leadership to corporations to help people reach their greatest potential. Jeff aims to inspire and mobilize people around him to make an impact by bringing his deeply collaborative and highly entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does.