Thursday, January 26, 2012
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ALBANY ALBANY — Dwayne Myles, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Georgia since 2007, has resigned.
“Dwayne has decided to pursue other opportunities, and the board wishes him well in his endeavors,” said Jim Deal, chairman of the board of directors of United Way of Southwest Georgia.
Deal said other members of the United Way staff will remain in place and will operate the office until a new director is hired. The organization’s executive committee will meet next week to begin the search process for a new chief executive.
United Way of Southwest Georgia is ending its 2011 fund drive, and stands at about 74 percent of its $1.3 million goal.
The agency is still accepting late donations, Deal said. Wendy Friar is the staff member to contact, and Scott Tomlinson is the board member in charge of the fund drive.
Myles accepted the United Way top job in 2007 following the death of longtime executive Wayne Mehearg. Myles had been serving as executive director and CEO of the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia. He also previously was executive director of The Anchorage.