Unitus, Inc. announces new CEO

March 1, 2011 Posted by Update

Unitus, Inc.’s board of directors has appointed Dave Richards as CEO of Unitus, Inc.  Richards will assume responsibility for overseeing strategy and operations for the Unitus, Inc. and Unitus Investment Management (UIM) non-profits reporting to the respective Unitus, Inc. and UIM boards.

Richards has been a board member of Unitus, Inc. since 2006 and board treasurer since 2009.  In October 2010, Unitus, Inc.’s board appointed Richards as Interim Executive Director to take over operational responsibilities from outgoing President, Ed Bland.

Joseph Grenny, chair of Unitus, Inc. board said, “No one is more capable of taking on this important strategic role for Unitus at this exciting time in our evolution. Dave is uniquely qualified to help us both continue to fulfill all of our existing microfinance commitments as well as formulate and implement new plans and strategies for Unitus, Inc. to continue to fulfill our mission of reducing global poverty through economic self empowerment.”

Richards will be based at Unitus, Inc.’s new Seattle office in the Belltown area.