United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey announced Tuesday that it has named Jim Cawley its CEO and president, effective Feb. 9.In this role, Cawley will be responsible for leading the organization’s work to improve education, income and health for the region’s impoverished populations.
Prior to the United Way, Cawley was the 32nd lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.
“The board was determined to identify a leader who demonstrated a commitment to serving the community and carrying out our mission, and who possessed the ability to build relationships, engender trust in the community and generate results. We considered a wide cross section of candidates, and Jim was the clear choice,” Lon Greenberg, chairman of UGI Corporation/AmeriGas and chair of UWGPSNJ’s regional board of directors, said in a prepared statement.
“He has spent the majority of his career in the service of others, both regionally and nationally, developing productive relationships and leading large groups of constituents to success. As lieutenant governor, he also has a unique understanding of how United Way’s impact areas connect, and how strategic improvements in education, income and health can lift the entire region.”
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