United Way Gets New U.S. President

United Way Worldwide has appointed Suzanne McCormick as the organization’s incoming United Way President. She will assume her new role on July 31. McCormick, who currently serves as President and CEO of United Way Suncoast in Tampa, Florida, will succeed outgoing U.S. President, Mary Sellers, who will return to Des Moines, Iowa, after serving in the role since 2017.

“Suzanne has deep understanding of our network, our transformation and has been instrumental in building the modern United Way on our digital platforms,” said United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher. “I am certain that her leadership will help our network advance the Modern United Way strategy. I’m looking forward to all that Suzanne will accomplish.”

McCormick will be responsible for leading the continued digital transformation through the organization’s enterprise technology platform adoption. In addition to her current role as President and CEO of United Way Suncoast, McCormick is the current chair of the United Way Network Partnership Group, the former chair of the National Professional Council, and the immediate past chair of the United Ways of Florida. Previously, McCormick served as the President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Portland in Maine.

“After 25 years leading local mission-focused organizations, I am proud and honored to join the United Way Worldwide team and lead the U.S. Network,” McCormick said. “With first-hand knowledge of United Way’s exciting transformation and future roadmap, I am looking forward to expanding United Way’s impact in this time of need and opportunity.”

Sellers announced earlier this year that she would leave her current post to return to Des Moines, where, prior to her tenure at United Way Worldwide, she served as President and CEO of United Way of Des Moines from 2012 to 2017.