AUSTIN, Texas, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water to Thrive, a faith-based non-profit dedicated to relieving the water crisis in rural Africa, is pleased to announce the selection of Susanne Wilson as its new executive director. Wilson will be the first executive director in the organization's seven-year history.
"After seven years of volunteer leadership, the Board of Water to Thrive believes it is time to have a full-time, dedicated Executive Director leading the organization," said Dick Moeller, president and founder of Water to Thrive. "This appointment dramatically increases our ability to serve more people, giving us greater capacity to reach those with a heart to support our mission and providing continuity of leadership to ensure our long-term success."
Wilson comes to Water to Thrive after seven years as Executive Director of Henderson Community College Foundation in Henderson, Kentucky. She has long been engaged in global water work as board chair of Companion Community Development Alternatives and a member of Rotary International.
"Susanne is a great match for Water to Thrive," Moeller said. "She is an experienced, successful non-profit Executive Director, and her work to address the water crises in Africa and Central America demonstrates her passion for serving people in developing countries. We are excited about the future of Water to Thrive under Susanne's leadership."
Wilson's experience in non-profit and education leadership includes executive planning, administration, communications and marketing, development, financial oversight, and higher education. She received her MBA from Auburn University and is certified in fundraising management by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Philanthropy.
"Joining Water to Thrive is a tremendous opportunity to align my passion for making an impact with my background in philanthropy," Wilson said. "I have seen first-hand how access to clean, safe water provides hope and unlocks human potential. I look forward to taking the mission and service of Water to Thrive to new heights."
Water to Thrive is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing clean, safe water to those who need it in rural Africa. Water to Thrive has funded more than 600 water projects in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda, bringing clean water to more than 300,000 people.
SOURCE Water to Thrive