United Way CEO Resigns –Transylvania County, NC


September 26, 2019

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will begin looking for a new chief executive officer (CEO) after Louis E. Negrón recently announced his plans to relocate to the Charlotte area.

Negrón, who tendered his resignation at a Sept. 16 United Way Executive Committee meeting, took over the role of CEO from Steve Pulliam in February. Pulliam retired after 19 years, according to a United Way press release .

“I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to serve the wonderful people of Transylvania County,” Negrón said in a United Way press release. “While I’ve been called to change my path, I am certain that the next CEO will continue to build on UWTC’s strong history of community impact and service.”

UWTC’s full board has approved Rear Admiral Rick Houck, a board member and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, to serve as interim CEO as of Monday. UWTC has initiated its search process for a new CEO.

“UWTC’s core mission and values are based on empowerment and improving lives, and we, as a board, respect Louis’s decisions to choose his own path and seek to improve his life,” said Terry Decker,” the United Way board chairman.

“United Way of Transylvania County's board, staff, volunteers and donors are in the 65th year of helping our neighbors...Our work has always been about a united team with continuously changing members,” added Maureen Sieber, long-time board member.

The job description is available on UWTC’s website at http://www.unitedwaytransylvania.org/ceo-search-info.

Applications may be submitted via US mail at PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, and by email to ceosearch@liveuniteduwtc.org.


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