Montgomery, AL – River Region United Way (RRUW) announced today that President and CEO Jimmy Hill has tendered his resignation, effective June 1, 2020, to accept a statewide position in an area of personal interest.
“The Board is grateful for Jimmy Hill’s years of dedicated service and leadership,” said Dr. Rhea Ingram, Chair of the RRUW Board of Directors. “Jimmy is leaving River Region United Way having made significant contributions to our organization. During his tenure, Jimmy has led major changes to improve operations and drive future growth. He has been a tremendous asset, and we are truly sorry to see him go. Yet we support his decision and wish him well.”
Mr. Hill said, “It has been an enormous honor to work with such a visionary and supportive Board of Directors, and a real privilege to have led River Region United Way during an important period of transformation and growth. I am very proud to have worked with remarkable colleagues who are committed to making life better for everyone, and with so many volunteers and donors who have given of their talents and resources to strengthen our communities.”
Together, we’ve worked very hard to position River Region United Way to meet the growing needs in our communities. Frankly, it’s a bittersweet decision for me, because I know the organization is solidly on the right track and poised to make a real impact in the River Region. Montgomery is my home and I will remain here, where I will continue to be an advocate for United Way in my local circles.”
The RRUW Board of Directors has begun its search for Mr. Hill’s successor. Dr. Ingram added, “I am confident that, working with our Board and the United Way leadership team, we will find the right replacement to build upon the foundation for growth that was set during Jimmy’s tenure.”
Mr. Hill served River Region United Way for a total of 10 years, joining the organization in May 2010 as Vice President of Resource Development, and succeeding Russell S. Dunman as President and CEO upon his retirement in 2014.
To learn more about River Region United Way, visit www.RRUW.org or call 334-264-7318.
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