Quince Cody will succeed Barbara Bond as president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House of Charleston in South Carolina on Aug. 31.
Bond is retiring after 31 years as executive director of the charity. During Bond's time with Ronald McDonald House, the Charleston site grew from a 12-bedroom house to a home that can accommodate 32 families.
"Despite the growth, our focus to provide comfort and support to families of seriously ill children has not changed," Bond said. "The board of directors conducted a thorough search, and I am very pleased with their choice for the leadership of Ronald McDonald House of Charleston."
Cody has been CEO or manager of a variety of financial institutions and non-profits.
"I am honored to be a part of such an amazing organization and look forward to taking it into the next chapter," he said.
Cody's work history includes stints with North Carolina's State Employees' Credit Union, South Carolina's Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union and Regions Bank. He is active in Rotary International, the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America. He also spent three years as president of the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and also has served as the head of advancement for Pinewood Preparatory School.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina as well as a master's degree in management from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He has earned additional designations and certifications from the University of California, Berkeley; Cornell University; and the University of Virginia.
"While this is my last thank you, I hope you will join Quince in continuing to grow our mission," Bond said. "We could not have gotten this far without the communities help, and my hope is your support will continue to ease the difficult journey our families face."