The Tenant Resource Center’s board of directors announced on Monday the appointment of Sterling T. Lynk as acting executive director.

Lynk is currently the founder and managing director of The Mighty Purpose Project, an executive coaching and strategic consulting practice specializing in non-profit development. He has previously served as the executive director of the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and the director of operations and economic development at the Urban League of Greater Madison.

“I’m excited to help bring this organization into a firmer financial position and align our partners and programming with the people we serve,” Lynk said in a statement. “This has been a challenging period for the Tenant Resource Center. I look forward to working with staff and stakeholders to build a stronger organization.”

The Tenant Resource Center, located on E. Williamson Street on Madison’s near east side, is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental tenants and landlords throughout Wisconsin.

In the community, Lynk has held leadership positions in the State of Black Madison Coalition, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and the Madison College Community Councils of Color.

“Mr. Lynk brings a strong set of skills that will support the Tenant Resource Center’s mission,” said Pearl Foster, president of the Board, in a statement. “His managerial experience will not only empower staff but also help ensure that the organization meets its obligations to stakeholders and communities across Wisconsin.”

Brenda Konkel, who had been the executive director of the Tenant Resource Center for the past 23 years, was fired on Friday.