Two Arizona nonprofit organizations that worked for decades to protect and help the community’s most vulnerable children and families. Dedicated to their vision of safe kids and strong families, the organizations offered programs and services like an emergency shelter for children; one of the largest foster care and adoption programs to license, train and certify individuals and families; as well as home visitation, counseling programs and family classes and workshops.
Two organizations with two long-standing CEOs were uniting into one company. The crux was that both executives were leaving for retirement. In addition to melding cultures and leadership styles, the two board of directors would need to come together to find a new CEO.
The ad hoc committee that represented both organizations decided this was a task for an expert agency. They chose Y Scouts in appreciation for their process of matching people to the right culture, philosophy and values.
After whittling down the search from 30 to three people, Y Scouts presented the final candidates, and the board of directors voted for their ideal CEO. It’s been a year since the successful candidate started leading the newly-united organization, and the new board of directors says their expectations have been exceeded. The new CEO’s leadership has helped bridge the transition from two different cultures into one effective team, inspiring unprecedented public support and resources that help reach thousands of vulnerable kids each year.