Raleigh, NC, August 24, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- United Way of the Greater Triangle (http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org), a nonprofit organization that works to improve lives by mobilizing local partner agencies, nonprofits, government volunteers and experts in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties, has announced that it will welcome its new Chief Executive Officer Mack Koonce on Tuesday, Sept. 4. He will replace outgoing CEO Craig Chancellor, who has previously announced his plans to retire. Koonce was selected out of 178 candidates from more than 29 states across the nation in United Way of the Greater Triangle’s search. The United Way of the Greater Triangle was assisted in the search by moss + ross, a strategic development consulting firm based in the Triangle.
In his new role, Koonce will work to deepen the impact of United Way of the Greater Triangle within the community in the areas of education, financial stability and health care. Koonce brings a diverse background and years of experience having served in executive leadership roles in both the nonprofit and corporate arenas. Most recently, he served as the chief operating officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest and largest youth mentoring organization. In this role, he re-launched the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand in its centennial year and provided leadership in creating a comprehensive performance management system, developing appropriate channels and resources for accountability within the organization.
Prior to working in the nonprofit arena, Koonce held several corporate positions, including executive vice president of sales and marketing for Wyndham Hotels, one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies. A North Carolina native, he resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Hope.
“I am excited to join United Way of the Greater Triangle and serve as its new CEO,” said Koonce. “This organization is making a significant impact on the lives of individuals in the Triangle area through the support of volunteers, individual donors and partnering organizations, and it is an honor to be given the opportunity to help lead its efforts.”
“We look forward to Mack’s ideas and experience as he steps into this new role with United Way,” said Walter Davenport, chair of the 2012 United Way of the Greater Triangle board of directors. “I look forward to working with someone who has past experience serving as an executive leader for a nationally recognized nonprofit. His background will help to ensure that we continue to improve the lives of individuals in our community.”
“As we began the search for the new CEO, we knew that it would take a special person to continue the success we have had at United Way,” said John Anthony, chair of the CEO search committee for the 2012 United Way of the Greater Triangle board of directors. “With his background in and passion for nonprofit organizations, Mack was easy to spot as the ideal candidate for this position. I cannot wait to work with him and am confident that he will serve as an excellent leader for our organization, and work to uphold our mission to make a difference in our community and the lives of its residents.”
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United Way of the Greater Triangle improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. The organization serves Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties by connecting callers to health and human service programs through United Way 2-1-1. To learn more about United Way of the Greater Triangle, visit http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org.
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