Nonprofit chapter taps new CEO

James Taylor

James Taylor

A six-month search has landed a local nonprofit its new head honcho.

James Taylor, a nonprofit executive from Indiana, was named CEO of the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg this week. He’ll begin the job Aug. 31, taking over for Barry Taylor, who has served on an interim basis since February.

A committee of about 12 members, primarily made up of board members, conducted the national search to find a new CEO. The committee started soon after Barry Taylor, who had served the area’s YMCA for 37 years, came out of retirement to take the reins at United Way when former CEO Lynn Pharr departed.

“I think the primary thing that caught my attention was that James had a 20-year career with the United Way, 11 of which were spent in Lafayette, Indiana, where he was CEO,” Barry Taylor said. “He’s had year after year of very successful campaigns in his community.”

The United Way is a national nonprofit with chapters that operate regionally. The organization identifies and attempts to resolve the most pressing issues in a given community, using funds from annual campaigns to provide grants to other nonprofits and conduct research to detect what those issues are.

Barry Taylor said his successor will come in with some Richmond connections that may work to the United Way’s benefit. He previously worked with Kim Scheeler, President and CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, at a United Way chapter in Florida, and has connections to Sherrie Brach, who just started as CEO of the Community Foundation.

The United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg just wrapped up its annual campaign on June 30, during which it raised $12 million and recently gave $4.1 million in funding to 48 local nonprofit organizations.

James Taylor was not available for comment on his new role.

Now that a new CEO has been appointed, Barry Taylor said he will return to his life of retirement.

“All around, everyone’s excited to have James here,” he said.

James Taylor

James Taylor

A six-month search has landed a local nonprofit its new head honcho.

James Taylor, a nonprofit executive from Indiana, was named CEO of the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg this week. He’ll begin the job Aug. 31, taking over for Barry Taylor, who has served on an interim basis since February.

A committee of about 12 members, primarily made up of board members, conducted the national search to find a new CEO. The committee started soon after Barry Taylor, who had served the area’s YMCA for 37 years, came out of retirement to take the reins at United Way when former CEO Lynn Pharr departed.

“I think the primary thing that caught my attention was that James had a 20-year career with the United Way, 11 of which were spent in Lafayette, Indiana, where he was CEO,” Barry Taylor said. “He’s had year after year of very successful campaigns in his community.”

The United Way is a national nonprofit with chapters that operate regionally. The organization identifies and attempts to resolve the most pressing issues in a given community, using funds from annual campaigns to provide grants to other nonprofits and conduct research to detect what those issues are.

Barry Taylor said his successor will come in with some Richmond connections that may work to the United Way’s benefit. He previously worked with Kim Scheeler, President and CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, at a United Way chapter in Florida, and has connections to Sherrie Brach, who just started as CEO of the Community Foundation.

The United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg just wrapped up its annual campaign on June 30, during which it raised $12 million and recently gave $4.1 million in funding to 48 local nonprofit organizations.

James Taylor was not available for comment on his new role.

Now that a new CEO has been appointed, Barry Taylor said he will return to his life of retirement.

“All around, everyone’s excited to have James here,” he said.

Your subscription has expired. Renew now by choosing a subscription below!

For more informaiton, head over to your profile.

Profile


SUBSCRIBE NOW

TERMS OF SERVICE:

ALL MEMBERSHIPS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AT THE RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY LOGGING IN OR BY CONTACTING [email protected]

ALL CHARGES FOR MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

EACH MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY FUNCTION ON UP TO 3 MACHINES. ACCOUNTS ABUSING THAT LIMIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.




Return to Homepage

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments