Volunteer Organization Names CEO

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Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc. has named William Raihl chief executive officer. He currently serves as chief advancement officer for Volunteers of America Western Washington. Raihl will oversee more than a dozen social service programs throughout the state.

September 24, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. announced today that William Raihl has been named the new president and CEO of the Indiana affiliate, where he will oversee more than a dozen social service programs based in Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute and Gary. Raihl will begin work on October 7, 2013.

Board Chair Deborah Balogh states, "Will's 25-plus years of non-profit leadership experience, where he served the most vulnerable populations, makes him an excellent fit for Volunteers of America of Indiana. His prior experience overseeing 275 full-time employees and 15 major social service programs, while raising revenues from $11 million to more than $17 million in seven years in Las Vegas for the Salvation Army demonstrates his ability to move a complex organization forward with great success. We are fortunate to have in Will a seasoned and skilled leader who will advance the services our affiliate offers to veterans, corrections clients, and the elderly around the state of Indiana."

William is currently the Chief Advancement Officer for Volunteers of America Western Washington located in Everett, Washington. He is currently responsible for leadership with the agency’s development and fundraising programs and activities. Prior to joining Volunteers of America in 2011, Raihl was the Executive Director of the Salvation Army in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. He has extensive facility/property management experience and oversaw a portfolio of more than $2 billion for one of the Salvation Army's regions, overseeing major construction projects, facility remodels, maintenance, capital improvements, property acquisitions and sales.

Mr. Raihl states, "I am excited at the opportunity to leverage all the good work and recognition Volunteers of America of Indiana has built. With the recent award of three large, prestigious federal grants, Volunteers of America of Indiana is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of veteran services and in working with individuals reentering our communities after criminal justice involvement. The agency’s revolutionary approach to serving families and children of incarcerated individuals is outstanding! I am proud to join the organization during this point in its history, and I hope to help it continue to grow and strengthen its mission to offer hope, restore dignity and transform lives of some of Indiana’s most vulnerable citizens."

Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America of Indiana serves over 2,400 people each year through programs offered around the state. A professional staff of more than 100 employees partners with dedicated volunteers, local, state and federal government officials, businesses, civic organizations and the faith community to provide high-quality human services. The agency budget for FY 2014 will exceed $9 million.

Raihl replaces former president and CEO, Tim Campbell, who retired recently after 18 years of service to the organization.

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart-and ultimately the spirit-of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.VolunteersofAmerica.org.

Source: Volunteers of America