United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) announced that President and CEO Eric Harrison has notified the Board of Directors of his decision to resign from his role in order to accept the CEO position with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
Harrison joined UWVC in December 2014.
“Eric has provided creative and meaningful leadership to our United Way,” said UWVC Board Chair Greg Gillespie.
During his time with UWVC, Harrison led the organization with a focus on innovation and results, launching and revitalizing several community initiatives, including Building
Healthy Smiles, which has helped 3,000 local children receive oral health assessments; the Thomas Fire and Flood Fund, which provided assistance to over 1,800 households affected by natural disasters; and the Landlord Engagement Program, which supports individuals, families, seniors, and veterans experiencing homelessness. In less than two years, the program has housed more than 100 individuals and families.
“I’m tremendously proud of everything that this organization has accomplished during the past seven years,” said Harrison. “We’ve assembled a strong leadership team that is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our neighbors in Ventura County. I’m confident that the organization is in good hands and will continue its transformational work.”
For more information about United Way of Ventura County, visit www.vcunitedway.org.