Suzanne McCormick will be the new U.S. president of United Way Worldwide.
McCormick is not an outside hire, having been with United Way for nearly ten years. She got her start with the organization in early 2010, brought on as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Portland.
McCormick’s success at the helm of the Portland office for more than four years saw her appointed as the president and CEO of the United Way Suncoast office in Tampa, Florida in 2014, where she is serving until starting her new position. In addition, she is the current chair of the United Way Network Partnership Group and former chair of the National Professional Council.
“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, in a press release about the appointment. “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.”
A seasoned executive, McCormick first came to United Way after leading the Peoples’ Regional Opportunity Program in Maine for two years as its president and CEO. She also served for six years as president and CEO of the American Red Cross of Southern Maine.
McCormick grew up in North Carolina and attended Duke University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and government. After college she joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer in Thailand teaching English. She has had a career in human services or philanthropy ever since.
Suzanne McCormick assumes her new role at the head of United Way U.S. on July 31, succeeding the outgoing Mary Sellers.