United Way Retiree Steps Back In as Interim Executive

United Way Retiree Steps Back In as Interim Executive

Third Sector Company is pleased to share that Susan Gilmore, a graduate of Interim Executives Academy, is serving as Interim Executive Director for the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon in Texas.


The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon has operated since 1924 to work to support social service program providers in their efforts to assist Potter and Randall Counties. With its signature tagline of “Live United,” the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon calls for all community members to work toward improving outcomes in the areas of education, health, income stability, and basic needs.


“We are excited to have Susan provide fresh eyes and an incredible amount of expertise to help us find our next executive director, celebrate what we are doing well and identify areas where we can improve,” said Board President Joseph Peterson. “She has deep roots in Amarillo, having raised her family here.”


Susan is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #8 and served as executive director for the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon from 1989 to 1998 before leaving to become vice president of membership for United Way Worldwide. Her career continued with the United Way and later FamilyWize, and in retirement, Gilmore also took interim positions with other nonprofits including her engagement previously at the United Way of Midland, Texas.


“Working with the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon has been full circle for me because I was the Director here 24 years ago,” said Susan. “Having Third Sector Company as a partner to engage the board members in meaningful discussions will take this organization to new heights.  The board members are excited and engaged in understanding what it means to create a vision for a community impact organization.”


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our best wishes to Susan and our thanks to the leadership at United Way of Amarillo & Canyon for putting their trust in the people, teachings and programs of Third Sector Company that have served community impact organizations 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.