Nora Carpenter has been named the next chief executive officer and president of the United Way of Treasure Valley.
Carpenter has been executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho since 2010. She takes over at United Way early next month. The nonprofit's former CEO, former developer Derick O'Neill, recently was named planning and development services director for the city of Boise. Friday is his last day with United Way.
"Derick has been a great leader for United Way of Treasure Valley, implementing a community-impact model that focuses on collaborative action to address valley-wide issues," said Gary Raney, Ada County sheriff and chairman of the United Way of Treasure Valley board of directors. "Considering Nora's local roots, outstanding leadership experience and proven ability to build relationships in the community, we are confident United Way's momentum in community-wide projects and partnerships will seamlessly continue."
Carpenter was born in Caldwell. Before joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, she served as CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Southwestern Idaho, then as senior vice president of the national Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Va.
Carpenter has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Idaho.
"I've had the pleasure to work with a wonderful team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, leading one-to-one relationships built on trust and friendship that richly impact the lives of local children," Carpenter said. "I'm excited about this opportunity to continue making an impact throughout the valley, but with a different scope involving education, health and financial independence."
United Way of Treasure Valley supports local nonprofit partners and is involved in several collaborative projects year-round.
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