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Board Chair Discusses Search for New CEO

Board Chair Discusses Search for New CEO Click to Enlarge Photo: United Way

Apr 2, 2013 at 10:53 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - After just shy of a year in the role, the CEO of the United Way of Central Minnesota has announced he's resigning.

Patrick Powell stepped into the role in June of 2012 following the departure of longtime president Noreen Dunnells. 

Ed Laubach is the chair of the United Way's Board of Directors, which will be leading the search. He says the board intends to work closely with other United Way groups around the world in executing their search.

"We have a great support network through United Way Worldwide that offers assistance to local United Ways in their executive searches," Laubach says. "The other thing that we have available to us is a very strong board. A lot of our members have extensive experience in these areas, so we'll be drawing on those skills and talents as well."

Laubach says the use of an executive search firm is also a possibility.

Powell's decision was announced on Tuesday morning, and Laubach says it's too soon to estimate exactly when a new CEO will be in place.

"We are moving forward with all due speed, but we want to make sure we find the right person," he says. "So, all factors will be weighed, and we'll move forward as quickly as possible.

According to the United Way, Powell is returning to Ohio for another position.

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