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Vista Announces New CEO


Hershey, PA, December 2, 2020 — Vista Autism Services is pleased to announce that Steven Rowley has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Steven Rowley began his career in the EdTech market, where he worked for 25 years. He has worked for many well-known education publishers such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill, HMH, and The Master Teacher. Most recently, Steve has been managing his own consulting firm, Advokat Services, helping educational companies with strategic planning and executive development.

“We believe Steve will be a strong and visionary leader who will embrace all that Vista has come to mean; engage with our students, participants and families; work collaboratively with our extraordinary staff; and help us chart a long-term path to growth and an even greater ability to help the individuals and families who are at the center of our mission,” said David Fine, Vista Autism Services Board President.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Steven is currently studying Special Education and Business Law at Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. In addition to his background in education, strategic planning, business development, and executive leadership, Steven’s experience as a parent of an adult child with autism provides a particularly personal connection to the Vista community.

“Speaking for both my family and me, we can’t express how excited we are to be joining Vista Autism Services,” said Rowley. “Working and volunteering with children, adults, and families living on the autism spectrum has been an important part of the fabric for our family.  Joining the team at Vista is a wonderful extension of the work that has already brought so much meaning to our lives.”

Vista Autism Services is a nonprofit 501c3 that provides state-of-the-art autism services to children and adults in Central PA.