December 13, 2011
Green to lead Easter Seals Work Resource Center
Easter Seals Work Resource Center’s board of trustees has selected Pamela Green as president and CEO. Green, currently vice president of development and community engagement at Easter Seals WRC, will assume the role currently held by Lisa FitzGibbon who will retire at the end of the year.
“The board has completed a thorough and national search for the next person to lead this exceptional organization,” says Board Chair Ed Owens III. “Pam brings the right mix of deep experience, entrepreneurship and vision to the position and is already a respected leader. Equally important, she believes wholeheartedly in the power of work to change lives. Pam is the right CEO to lead the strategies we have in place to increase independence for people with disabilities and disadvantages in this community.”
Hired in 2003, Green has grown Easter Seals WRC contributions nearly 500 percent, generated start-up funding for the agency’s reuse enterprise, Building Value, and co-authored a business plan named runner-up winner in the Yale School of Management/Goldman Sachs Foundation National Business Plan Competition.
Prior to joining Easter Seals WRC, Green was national director of business development for Kelly Law Registry, the first non-attorney named to a business development role. She also managed multiple branches of Kelly Services Inc, a fortune 500 company, where she was accountable for $30 million in revenue.
Green currently serves on the national board of directors for the Creating IT Futures Foundation and is past president of the board of Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati. Green is a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s inaugural WE Lead class in 2007 and was recognized as a 2003 YWCA Rising Star. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.
“It is an honor to be selected to lead this organization,” said Green. “Following a leader like Lisa FitzGibbon is exciting, and I look forward to carrying on her legacy of innovation and outcomes-driven leadership. I’m eager to embark on this next chapter with staff, board, volunteers and the community.”
“When preparing the search we first reached out to the community, staff and board to more completely understand who we were looking for,” said Craig Decker, search committee chair. “The unsolicited comments about the quality of the organization and the work it completes were absolutely glowing! It was also reassuring to hear the community is willing to do everything they can to support the new president and CEO. We are confident Pam will step into this role and take Easter Seals WRC into its next era of growth.”
In March FitzGibbon announced her plan to retire from her position as president and CEO. She held this position since 1987 after beginning with the organization in 1978 as a case manager. Under her leadership, Easter Seals WRC revenues and people served have more than tripled to an annual budget of $7 million serving more than 10,000 individuals in programs and collaborations. Milestones of FitzGibbon’s career include relocating the agency to the city’s urbran core, launching the social enterprise, Building Value, and joining Easter Seals in 2006 after more than 25 years as an unaffiliated agency.