White's Residential & Family Services has appointed Ron Evans (pictured) chief executive officer. He will succeed Dee Gibson, the company’s longtime CEO, effective January 2018. Gibson announced in October 2016 his impending retirement, which will take place at the end of 2017. Following his retirement, Gibson will serve as a consultant to the organization.

Since 2013, Evans has served as head of school at Traders Point Christian Academy in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he was president of Lenawee Christian Ministries and head of Lenawee Christian School in Adrian, Michigan. He also was director of The Lodge and director for Life Action Ministries in Michigan.

Evans is a veteran leader in ministry and education. Prior to his experience with Traders Point, Lenawee and Life Action ministries, he served as president of office products companies including Prime Office Products and ASI Office Interiors. Evans earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Luther College and his master’s of business administration from Bethel College in Mishawaka. Evans started his career as a high school educator and coach.