Former local nonprofit leader

named interim CEO

LAKELAND, Fla. | United Way of Central Florida board of directors have named Shirley Balogh as Interim President and CEO at a meeting held earlier today.

Balogh previously worked as President and CEO of Alliance for Independence from 1979 to 2016 as well as serving on the UWCF Board of Directors before her retirement in 2016.

“Shirley will do an excellent job while the Executive Search Committee looks for a permanent CEO,” said Don Selvage, UWCF Board Chair. “Shirley knows United Way very well and is respected in this community. I’m very thankful she agreed to step in for us.”

Current President and CEO, Alan H. Turner II, resigned last month after accepting a new position with the Red Cross. Turner’s last day with UWCF will be October 26th.

Balogh will begin her new role on October 22nd.

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