Thursday, July 26, 2012

After Booting CEO, YWCA Starts National Search

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago announced that it fired its CEO, Christine Bork, and has initiated a national executive search to replace her.

According to Crain's Chicago Business, no specific reason was given for the change in leadership, and Bork did not return a phone call for comment. Pamela Bozeman-Evans, YWCA's chief of strategic initiatives, will serve as interim CEO. Before her work at the YWCA, she served as executive director for Blue Gargoyle Community Center.

"After careful and continuous review of the YWCA's operational, financial and strategic priorities and goals, the board of directors believes it is in our best interest to infuse new leadership into the organization," board President Gwendolyn Butler said in a statement. Butler also thanked Bork in the release, saying "We are grateful to Christine for her years of service and leadership to the YWCA.

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago supports around 138,000 Chicago-area women every year. Under the interim leadership of Bozeman-Evans, the organization will continue to focus on the issues of economic empowerment, sexual violence and support, early-childhood education, and racial justice.

You can read the full story about YWCA's national search in Crain's Chicago Business.

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