United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) has appointed Mitchel Sloan interim president/CEO. He will serve in the role as the UWVC Board of Directors identify the organization’s next leader.
Since 2019, Sloan has served as the vice president/resource development and marketing, advancing United Way’s awareness, community outreach, and philanthropic efforts.
He has helped lead local initiatives, such as Women United, which provides support for single mothers by empowering them through financial capability and education; and United to End Homelessness Ventura County, which supports individuals, families, seniors and veterans experiencing homelessness.
“I am inspired by this amazing organization of passionate leaders committed to making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable Ventura County neighbors in need,” said Sloan. “I look forward to growing our public and private partnerships to help the community recover from the pandemic with a focus on increasing economic stability, education, and health.”
Sloan has also been has been selected to participate in United Way’s Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), a year-long leadership development course designed for senior-level professionals who are strong performers and have shown a capacity for leadership.
“UWVC is proud that Mitchel was chosen to be a member of the next class of the Advanced Leadership Program,” said Greg Gillespie, board chair. “We are pleased that he has been recognized as among the best and brightest of United Way, and I look forward to working closely him in the coming months as we continue to the important work of supporting our community.”
Selection for ALP is based on an individual’s performance, mastery of skills and core competencies, and potential for leadership. Applications come from the nearly 13,000 people serving in local United Ways worldwide. Admission to the program is limited to just 18 applicants each year.