On behalf of the United Way London & Middlesex Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Dalton to the position of Interim CEO. Karen will begin transitioning into the role immediately and officially begin on Andrew Lockie’s last day as United Way CEO on May 12, 2016.
A life-long Londoner, Karen’s passion for United Way and her community run deep. During more than 30 years of United Way volunteer involvement she has served as a Workplace Coordinator, Allocations volunteer, member of the Campaign Cabinet, participant on the Beginnings & Transitions Impact Council, and has most recently served eight years on our Board of Directors. Karen will resign from United Way’s Board to assume the Interim CEO position.
Karen’s esteemed career in education spanned 37 years with the Thames Valley District School Board and former Middlesex County Board of Education. During that time, she provided leadership in her roles of Associate Director of Learning Support Service, Executive Superintendent of Operations Services, Superintendent of Education, Secondary Principal and Vice Principal, Program Consultant and secondary teacher. Karen was also seconded as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education and a Public Health Educator with the Middlesex-London Health Unit.
Karen is excited by this new role and looks forward to leading the organization through this transition and engaging staff, volunteers, donors and stakeholders in United Way’s work of improving lives locally. Karen has indicated that she will not be seeking the permanent CEO position but noted once this Interim role concludes, she is keen to return to her volunteer roles with United Way.
The United Way London & Middlesex Board, through its Selection Committee, has engaged an external search firm. That firm is in the early stages of an executive search process to select a permanent Chief Executive Officer. On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Karen on her new role with our organization, and we extend our deepest gratitude to Andrew Lockie for his exemplary leadership over the past seven years.
Chair, Board of Directors