YWCA Northeast Indiana Transitions to New Leader

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FORT WAYNE -

YWCA Northeast Indiana has a new chief executive officer. Paula Hughes-Schuh, who most recently served as principal of consulting group Twelve One Strategy LLC, succeeds Debbie Beckman. Beckman will retire from the organization at the end of the month while she helps with Hughes-Schuh's transition.

Hughes-Schuh's experience includes senior operations manager for the nonprofit investment team of Ambassador Enterprises, as a nonprofit consulting and corporate finance specialist for True North Strategic Advisors, director of development for Arts United in Fort Wayne and Downtown Improvement District president. She also served on the Allen County Council for eight years and was the Republican candidate for an unsuccessful mayoral run in 2011.

Board Chair Jennifer Flanagan says "from the initial forming of the Search Committee, we focused our energy on identifying an individual who would capitalize on the momentum of recent years for YWCA Northeast Indiana. We are very excited to have Paula Hughes-Schuh joining us to carry that momentum forward! In Paula, we have a proven, strategic leader with strong community connection and a deep rooted passion for our mission and the services we deliver."

Beckman's last day will be August 25.

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