United Way of Broward County

United Way of Broward County Names Kathleen Cannon New President & CEO

Hattie Hess
April 16, 2012


United Way of Broward County announced today the  naming of Kathleen Cannon as its new President & CEO. Cannon will begin her new role heading up one of the largest non-profits in Broward County on May 14, 2012.  

“It is an honor to announce Kathleen Cannon will be United Way’s new President & CEO,” said Lynne Wines chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of Broward County and President and CEO of First Southern Bank.  “Her outstanding reputation and leadership philosophy make her an exemplary choice for this position. We are excited to embrace Kathleen’s vision and business acumen as United Way continues to further its mission – to positively effect change in people’s lives.”

Cannon has spent the past ten years as the COO of Broward House, an HIV and AIDS community service organization, and has been in executive leadership for more than 15 years.  She is dedicated to the non-profit sector and committed to making a difference in the lives of people in Broward County.  She believes supplying outstanding services, maintaining sound fiscal practices, generating robust fundraising and influencing policy changes to the system of care are the keys to success.  She is a licensed clinical social worker and has served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Broward House since 2002.  Cannon earned her master’s degree in social work from Florida International University.

“I am privileged to become the new President & CEO of United Way of Broward County, an organization that has meant so much to the community, and has made a difference in the lives of so many,” said Cannon.  “The talent and dedication here is unmatched, and I look forward to working with United Way’s partnership organizations, donors, supporters and volunteers throughout Broward County.”

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