Local United Way Brings in Interim Executive

Local United Way Brings in Interim Executive

Third Sector Company is thrilled to announce that Douglas Yeiser has been selected as the Interim Executive Director of the United Way of San Luis Obispo County in San Luis Obispo, California.


United Way of San Luis Obispo County strives to foster structural change by addressing root causes in order to safeguard the future of the community. Their focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.


I’m proud to serve as the Interim CEO at United Way of San Luis Obispo County,” says Douglas. “Following the long and distinguished career of the retired CEO, the Board sought a time of transition to evaluate the organization’s position in the community, affirm their role looking forward, define what they need in their next leader, and prepare a smooth entry for that new leader. I’m appreciative of the Board’s partnership and willingness to work together as a team to accomplish a clear set of objectives during this period.


Douglas is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #12 and has over 30 years of experience leading United Ways across the country through innovation, turnarounds and mergers. He is a builder of strategic collaborations among nonprofits, corporations, governments and education for community improvement and for community disasters. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, completed the University of Michigan Executive Leadership Program, and has participated in the United Way Academy of Voluntarism.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our best to Douglas and our thanks to the leadership at the United Way of San Luis Opispo for putting their trust in the people, teachings and programs of Third Sector Company that have served nonprofits over the past 20 years.


Third Sector Company and the graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained nonprofit interim executive leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates can provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership professionals.


If your nonprofit is preparing for a leadership transition or succession planning, contact us today.