Meet West Seattle Helpline’s new executive director Chris Langeler

He’s been on the job a few weeks, but in case you haven’t met him yet, West Seattle Helpline is officially announcing its new executive director, Chris Langeler:

West Seattle Helpline, a nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for West Seattle residents, is pleased to welcome Chris Langeler as the new Executive Director. Mr. Langeler comes to West Seattle Helpline with years of experience in fundraising, social services, community development, management, and working with underserved individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Most recently, he managed the political campaigns for Washington State House of Representatives Speaker Frank Chopp and State Representative Brady Walkinshaw of Seattle during the 2014 election cycle. He is on the Board of Directors for the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association and volunteers at Southwest Youth and Family Services and at High Point Community Center.

Mr. Langeler earned his Master of Science in Community Research & Action at Vanderbilt University in 2013 and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington in 2015. Previously, he served as the Director of Research for the National Mobile Market, an organization dedicated to providing access to affordable, healthy food to food insecure neighborhoods nationwide. Prior to that, he worked in Portland, Oregon at the Boys and Girls Aid Society, a program to support youth transitioning out of the juvenile justice system.

“We are so excited to have Chris on board! With his solid experience and passion for our mission, Chris is going to have a huge impact on West Seattle families in need”, said Brooks Riendl, President of West Seattle Helpline’s Board of Directors.

Helpline’s next big event is the Taste of West Seattle, celebrating its 10th anniversary, coming up May 21st – ticket info is in our preview.

(Photo credit: WSB’s Patrick Sand)

5 Replies to "Meet West Seattle Helpline's new executive director Chris Langeler"

  • coffee April 16, 2015 (8:31 am)

    This is very good news for the Helpline! Based on the bio listed above this wonderful small non profit can use a man with his experience. I wish him and Helpline a great success!

  • Chris Porter April 16, 2015 (12:39 pm)

    He will do great things for this organization because he is a dedicated soul.

  • SuperAwesome April 16, 2015 (6:28 pm)

    This is great news for such a worthy hyper local non-profit! A welcome addition to our ‘neighborhood’!

  • Tom Koch April 16, 2015 (9:55 pm)

    Chris was kind enough to take the time for coffee with me recently. He’s smart, energetic and is clearly committed to making a positive difference in the lives of many of our neighbors. I was very impressed.

  • Chris Langeler April 17, 2015 (12:49 pm)

    Thank you for the piece and for the kind comments. Thrilled to be a part of the next chapter for West Seattle Helpline!

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