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United Way of Lebanon County chooses new CEO from board

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The board of United Way of Lebanon County has chosen one of its own as the organization's next CEO.

Kenny Montijo was named today after an eight-month search to fill the post. A graduate of Lebanon High School, Montijo earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and Spanish from Lebanon Valley College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Drexel University. He currently serves as campaign chairman for the United Way’s $1.8 million 2013 fundraising campaign and has been a member of the board since September 2011.

As CEO, Montijo will set the strategic direction and oversee day-to-day operations for United Way of Lebanon County, which includes 23 nonprofit member agencies.

“Kenny brings tremendous energy, personal commitment and a deep understanding of our community to the role of CEO,” said Dennis Gearhart, United Way of Lebanon County board president. “As a child, he and his family benefited from the services of United Way agencies. His first-hand knowledge of the difference United Way can make for those in need, combined with his desire to give back to a community that supported him and his family, make Kenny a strong choice to help chart the future direction for our United Way.”

“It is a tremendous privilege and opportunity to lead the United Way of Lebanon County as we strive to find innovative ways to meet the needs of our community,” said Montijo. “I greatly appreciate the trust our Board of Directors has placed in me and I look forward to working with our dedicated board members, excellent staff and committed member agencies to make a difference for those in need.”

According to a news release, Montijo and his wife, Maria, are lifelong residents of Lebanon County.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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