United Way chooses new Interim CEO

The Board of Directors at the United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) recently chose Kelly Callahan Cruise as its new Interim CEO.


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The Board of Directors at the United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) recently chose Kelly Callahan Cruise as its new Interim CEO.

Timothy Ervolina, the current president and CEO, intends to retire at the end of this month. He has held this leadership role for a decade.

“Although we are saddened by the loss of Tim, the board is excited to have Kelly lead the organization through this transition,” Ann Robinson, SVP at Home Trust Bank in Greenville and UWASC Board Chair, said. “We will miss Tim, but we know that he has assembled a dynamic team that will continue to create long-lasting opportunities for the people of South Carolina.”

Cruise first started with UWASC six years ago. She has served as the Director of the SC 2-1-1 Contact Center, the Director of Volunteer SC, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer for the last two years.

“Leading the UWASC team of staff and volunteers into its next phase is exciting to me,” Cruise said. “Change can be hard and their trust and support has been wonderful. We will continue to serve our local United Ways and trusted partners across the state to support their important work. It is through our local United Ways’ staff and volunteers that the real work gets done. Looking across South Carolina, in every community that has a United Way, you will find a community that has someone in their corner, working to make life better for their neighbors.”

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