The chief executive officer of the United Way of Allen County is planning to retire in September. Todd Stephenson has served in the role for four years and previously spent 30 years with Lincoln Financial Group. The search is already underway for the next CEO.

May 12, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 9, 2014) – United Way of Allen County announced that effective September 30, its president and CEO, Todd Stephenson will retire. Stephenson's retirement will come after four years of service to the organization and thirty years at Lincoln Financial group, where he served as senior vice president for 10 years.

“It has been very rewarding working at United Way on behalf of the Allen County community,” said Stephenson. “However, now is the time for me to start another phase in my life where I have the opportunity to fully enjoy spending time with my family, traveling with my wife and continuing to give back to our community in volunteer roles.”

Stephenson currently volunteers as a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, the board chair of Canterbury School and as a member of the board for Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. His previous volunteer efforts include serving as the board chair for The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and serving on the board of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

Starting July 1st, United Way will also be ushering in a new chair for the board of director's as the last chair completes her term. The current chair, Judge Wendy Davis will pass the gavel on to Steve Smith of Allied Physicians, Inc.

“As the board chair I am sad to see Todd go, but as a friend I am excited for him and his wife, especially as they get to spend more time with their grandchildren,” said Judge Davis. “As I end my term as board chair, I look forward to my continued involvement as a United Way board member and as the head of the search committee for the next president and CEO.”

The search will start immediately and all inquires about the position will be handled through K B Search Team. For more information on United Way of Allen County, please visit

About United Way

Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen the community through the four building blocks for a good quality of life: education, income, health and basic needs. United Way believes that quality education helps families achieve stable jobs, a safe place to live and good health. For more information, please visit

Source: United Way of Allen County

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