Peter Hitch, Executive Director
Peter has brought nothing but passion to his 40-plus year business career in corporate law, intermodal transportation, sports technology, food, computer businesses and service of local non-profits.
With a motto of “there’s plenty of time between midnight and 6:00 am,” it’s been his non profit and volunteer service that has brought him the biggest rewards. Sports with his wife, Wendy, and two intelligent, athletic daughters turned into youth sports coaching: skiing, soccer, golf and platform tennis. Somehow there was time for more.
Believing in “learning by doing,” Peter joined the team that launched the Minnesota Children’s Museum helping it grow into ever-evolving educational experience and a national institution as well as helping plan multiple capital campaigns. In the 1980s and ‘90s, Peter helped the YMCA Camp Warren Board bring its mission of building integrity, self-reliance, and leadership for boys to separate single gender camping for girls, too. “Warren is simply life-changing,” he says. As a Blake School Trustee he also helped tweak its Vision and plan capital and annual campaigns.
A member of the Greater Wayzata Chamber of Commerce for the past 15 years (Board Chair in 2014 and 2015), he helped develop the Chamber’s initial Vision Statement and Five Year Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 and has been instrumental in the ongoing success of the annual family festival James J Hill Days for Wayzata and the greater Lake Minnetonka area.