CEO Search

The Search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Dear United Way of Mass Bay Community,

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley recently announced that Michael K. Durkin, who has led as President & CEO for over a decade and has served the United Way movement for 43 years overall, will retire from the organization effective June, 2020. Mike has led the organization’s fundraising and impact efforts since 2008, helping to raise more than $550 million for the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley region and positively impacting the lives of millions of vulnerable individuals, children and families.

As chairs of the Search Committee for the next President and CEO, we are excited to be leading the process to recruit the next leader for United Way of Mass Bay and the community.  Since Mike’s announcement, we have formed a Search Committee, engaged constituents and stakeholders in listening sessions over the summer, and finalized our Position Specification.  Our search firm partner, Russell Reynolds Associates, is currently reaching out to identify candidates whose experiences fit with the criteria we have established for our next President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, they are following up with potential candidates who have expressed interest or have been nominated by members of our community. In all of these ways, they are building a candidate pool that reflects the diversity and aspirations of our organization and community, and will have the capacity to lead United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley into the future.

Our Search Committee encourages prospective candidates to review the Position Specification below and submit nominations and applications to UWMB@russellreynolds.com.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Presidential search,

Jan Cooper & Tim Connelly
Chairs, President/CEO Search Committee

Resources and Contact Information

Announcement: President Mike Durkin Retires After Four Decades of Service

Position Specification

Contact:

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is being assisted in this process by Russell Reynolds Associates, and welcomes all nominations, or expressions of interest. To submit nominations and/or expressions of interest, please send an email with any supporting materials to the confidential address: UWMB@russellreynolds.com