United Way of the Bluegrass begins search for new president and CEO

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bill Farmer, president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass, announced his retirement from the organization last month.

Farmer has served in this role with UWBG for 10 years and plans to move back to his hometown of Rocky Mount, N.C. along with his wife, Kehaulani, later this year. Board chair Paul Rooke said, “Bill has made a tremendous contribution to UWBG and his leadership will be missed in our community.”

Rooke recently empaneled a search committee made up of current board members to begin the search for a replacement.  Don Tharpe was selected as chair the committee. Tharpe has many years of experience working with nonprofits on organizational matters, as well as executive searches.

The search committee plans to employ a search firm to assist with the effort, and anticipates that the search will take four to six months.

Parties interested in applying for the president and CEO position should email their resume, along with a cover letter to UWBG’s Human Resources Director Ashley Hays at [email protected], or to chair of the search committee, Dr. Don Tharpe at [email protected].

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