DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT) is pleased to announce Tammy Richards has been named new CEO effective December 2, 2013.
"We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Volunteer Center of North Texas and help us further advance our goal of connecting more volunteers with volunteer opportunities," said VCNT Board Chairman Cheryl Alston. "Tammy's leadership experience in the corporate, education and nonprofit sectors will be a great asset as we launch and generate awareness of our Voly.org initiative, which is at the heart of our mission of bringing together nonprofit organization with volunteers willing to help them."
Ms. Richards is a well-known community leader with a wealth of management, educational, business and nonprofit experience. Before moving into the education and nonprofit sectors, she had a successful career at Texas Instruments (TI) for more than 20 years, including serving as Vice President of Marketing for the Education Technology division.
After TI, Ms. Richards worked at the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, where she served as Associate Dean and COO, as well as Executive Director of The Infinity Project. Most recently, she was CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Ms. Richards also has deep experience in nonprofit boards, including the Plano Independent School District, Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Ms. Richards is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the next CEO of the Volunteer Center of North Texas. I am energized by the Volunteer Center's rich past and exciting future as a force for transformational change in our community through volunteerism," said new VCNT CEO Tammy Richards. "I look forward to working with the board and staff as we expand our reach through the innovative Voly.org initiative."
As previously announced, former CEO Julie Thomas is stepping down from her day-to-day responsibilities as CEO. However, she will continue to cultivate major gifts to VCNT.
About the Volunteer Center of North Texas:
The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT), founded in 1971, is one of the largest and most active volunteer centers in the country. A primary purpose of VCNT is to recruit volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve more than 2500 nonprofit organizations and their clients throughout the North Texas area. For more information, visit www.vcnt.org.
SOURCE Volunteer Center of North Texas