Gavin™, a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency with headquarters in York, is pleased to announce that Account Director Sarah Chain has been named to the Board of Directors for Leadership York.

A graduate of the Leadership Training Program in 2016, Chain joins the board along with seven additional new members, with their terms beginning in July.

Chain has served in various leadership roles since moving to York in 2011, including as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Healthy World Café, a nonprofit community café that operated in downtown York. She currently serves on the Fund Development Committee for the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, and the Communications Task Force for DreamWrights Center for Community Arts.


“I had a tremendously valuable experience with Leadership York through the Leadership Training Program, so I’m excited to get more involved with the organization and its mission to train, connect and inspire individuals to serve the York community in leadership positions,” said Chain. “I’m looking forward to giving back, connecting with individuals enthusiastic about the possibilities for our region, and learning from others along the way.”

As an Account Director with Gavin, Chain leads strategic marketing efforts for clients in health care, education and the nonprofit sector, including award-winning approaches that drive engagement across audiences. She oversees every step of effective campaigns, from brainstorming and creative concepts to tactical implementation. With a strong background in journalism and public relations, Sarah also brings experience in crafting messaging, media training, regional and national placements, and new media exposure.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from James Madison University.