United Way of Central Florida

United Way of Central Florida Announces New CEO



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United Way of Central Florida Announces New CEO


The United Way of Central Florida (UWCF) Board of Directors has hired Alan H. Turner II as President for the organization. “I am pleased we have found an outstanding individual to lead our United Way into the future. We had three (3) excellent finalists and in the end, Alan had strong support from the board. Alan has an impressive background of successfully growing and leading United Ways in Tennessee and Alabama and he has a strong vision for what we will need to do to grow our United Way in an effort to continue transforming and impacting lives,” says Weymon Snuggs, UWCF Board member and Search Committee Chair.   


Turner has close to 20 years experience in non-profit work, advocacy and United Way leadership. Since 2008, he has served as CEO for United Way of West Tennessee and United Way of Southwest Alabama He successfully led a turnaround including conversion to the new Impact Business Model at United Way of Southwest Alabama. Alan earned his BS in Business Administration from Daemen College, where in 2011 he was named Daemen’s Distinguished Alumnus, and earned his MBA from Union University. He has completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Kellogg School of Management. Turner is a graduate of several leadership programs and was Honorably Discharged from the US Army Reserves. An avid user of social media, you can follow him on Twitter @AHTurner2, which is anticipated to help expand UWCF reach throughout Polk, Highland, Hardee and United Way Worldwide.


The CEO Search process to find the next leader for the organization was a five-month national search that began in January 2015 and culminated with a recommendation to the board on May 21, 2015. 147 applications were submitted from 36 states and 3 countries. Over the five-month period, the selection was narrowed to 20 candidates for initial screenings. An extensive process including phone and face-to-face interviews ensued to identify the top 3 finalists.


“I feel very blessed for the opportunity to join the team of energetic and knowledgeable board members, staff and volunteers at the United Way of Central Florida,” stated Turner. “By continuing and advancing the United Way’s work and focus on the areas of income, education and health, we will be able to create new partnerships, build collaborations, and increase resources and volunteerism throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. My family and I are looking forward to getting involved throughout this wonderful community.”


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About United Way Central Florida

A philanthropy leader locally and regionally, United Way of Central Florida understands local needs and drives sustainable change to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide solutions focused in the areas of education, income and health because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring people and organizations together from all across the local community –people with the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.



For more information about the UWCF CEO Search contact:

Weymon Snuggs, Board Member

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