Savannah, GA (August 2, 2019) – The United Way of the Coastal Empire (UWCE) has accepted the resignation of Deb Thompson, its President and CEO. Ms. Thompson leaves to pursue other interests, and UWCE wishes her well in those endeavors. The organization will quickly but thoughtfully engage in a national and formal search for leadership. In the interim, the UWCE operations will be in good hands under the direction of its highly experienced and dedicated staff and with greater input from its deep and accomplished board.
“On behalf of the Board, we wish Deb all the best in her new endeavors and thank her for the contributions she has made to the organization,” said Board Chair Toby Moreau, Market President of BB&T (retired). “As we work through this transition, we are confident that the combination of our volunteer leaders, professional staff, and community partners will continue delivering the exceptional work that the organization has done for more than 80 years,” added Moreau.
The organization is working with United Way Worldwide, which has the network and resources to assist in the recruiting process.