DANBURY, Conn., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Guideposts (guideposts.org), the non-profit organization and a leading provider of inspirational content and services, announced the retirement of Richard V. Hopple, 66, as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a Trustee. Mr. Hopple, who had held the post since 2007, will continue in a consulting capacity with the organization until August 31.
The Guideposts Board of Trustees has named former Guideposts President and CEO John F. Temple as interim CEO.
"We are grateful for Dick's leadership over the years, ensuring the health of the organization through a difficult economic downturn," said Elizabeth Peale Allen, chairman of the Guideposts Board of Trustees. "There are many noteworthy contributions over the years, particularly his emphasis on innovation, and his deep commitment to our readers and customers. We wish him well in the future."
"I leave the company in a position poised for growth," commented Mr. Hopple. "The new products, services and ministries that have launched, including Mysterious Ways magazine, inspiring and engaging fiction series, and growing outreach programs, complement the flagship magazine Guideposts and add to the ways the organization reaches millions of people each year."
Mr. Hopple added: "I'm confident in the management team, knowing they will continue to lead the company going forward. I'm proud of what we have accomplished and what they will accomplish."
About Guideposts: Guideposts (guideposts.org), a non-profit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network, and outreach programs help people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives. Its flagship title, Guideposts, reaches six million readers. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson, and Summerside Press imprints.