Johnson County foundation chief announces retirement plans
The president and CEO of the Johnson County Community Foundation has notified the board of directors she plans to retire. Gail Richards says she will continue in her current position for about another year, giving the organization ample opportunity to find her successor.
Richards has served in the position since March of 2009 and oversees five members of the professional staff.
“I have been so honored to have served as the president and CEO of the Johnson County Community Foundation for the past 14 years. We have a fantastic team at JCCF and, while I will miss everyone upon my retirement, I am confident that the direction of the foundation will continue to be one of progress and effectiveness in connecting people who care with causes that matter.”
The foundation says since Richard’s arrival, the foundation’s assets have grown from $10 million to nearly $40 million.
The board’s executive committee will begin immediately to implement succession planning, including an open search for a successor to the position. The full board will make the final decision.
Prior to her appointment to the foundation, Richards served nearly a decade as executive director of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.