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United Way Worldwide Appoints Suzanne McCormick as U.S. President

Alexandria, Virginia (June 18, 2019) – United Way Worldwide has appointed Suzanne McCormick as the organization’s incoming United Way President. She will assume her new role on July 31.

McCormick, who currently serves as President and CEO of United Way Suncoast in Tampa, Florida, will succeed outgoing U.S. President, Mary Sellers, who will return to Des Moines Iowa, after serving in the role since 2017.

“Suzanne has deep understanding of our network, our transformation and has been instrumental in building the modern United Way on our digital platforms,” said United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher. “I am certain that her leadership will help our network advance the Modern United Way strategy. I’m looking forward to all that Suzanne will accomplish.”

In her new role, McCormick will be responsible for building the modern United Way and leading the continued digital transformation through the organization’s enterprise technology platform adoption. In addition to her current role as President and CEO of United Way Suncoast, McCormick is the current chair of the United Way Network Partnership Group, the former chair of the National Professional Council, and the immediate past chair of the United Ways of Florida. Previously, McCormick served as the President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Portland in Maine.

“After 25 years leading local mission-focused organizations, I am proud and honored to join the United Way Worldwide team and lead the U.S. Network,” McCormick said. “With first-hand knowledge of United Way’s exciting transformation and future roadmap, I am looking forward to expanding United Way’s impact in this time of need and opportunity.”

Sellers announced earlier this year that she would leave her current post to return to Des Moines, where, prior to her tenure at United Way Worldwide, she served as President and CEO of United Way of Des Moines from 2012 to 2017. 

United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher praised Sellers’ contributions. “United Way Worldwide is grateful to Mary for her years of service and her leadership,” he said. “She has laid a tremendous foundation for Suzanne to build upon.”

“I am extremely proud of my work with United Way and the way we have constantly evolved to meet the changing needs of those we serve,” Sellers said. “I am thrilled that Suzanne will now take the reins of our network; and I know her energy and vision will continue to drive United Way’s transformation and mission-focused work.”

McCormick holds a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and is an alumna of the Peace Corps, where she taught English in Thailand. 

About United Way Worldwide
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit unitedway.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited. 

Media Contact

Southerlyn Reisig, Director of Public Relations
United Way Worldwide
Tel. 1.703.836.7100 ext.321