The Board of Directors of the United Way of Trumbull County has hired Ginny Pasha as its next chief executive officer.
Pasha will replace Tom Krysiek, who will be retiring effective June 30 after 30 years of service.
Pasha has served as president of Junior Achievement and of Youth Employability Solutions. She also was the state development coordinator for Buckeye Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates.
For the past eight years, she has served as the director of community impact for United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including being twice recognized by Junior Achievement National for program growth, fiscal responsibility and overall management effectiveness.
Pasha, a lifelong Trumbull County resident, will be the first female CEO in the organization’s 90-year history.
“The Board is very excited to have Ginny leading the organization in our efforts to address the health and human service needs in our county,” said John Guarnieri, chairman of the board of the United Way of Trumbull County. “She is well-respected and knowledgeable of both the United Way organization and the Trumbull County community.”
The search committee conducted an extensive nationwide search to secure the appropriate individual to serve as CEO. The committee then narrowed the candidates down before interviewing the finalists.
“The search committee is pleased to have a candidate with Ginny’s experience and skills,” said Don Emerson, search committee chairman. “We are confident that her familiarity with local issues and the community will be an asset to our organization.”
Pasha was introduced at the United Way of Trumbull County’s annual meeting on Thursday at Leo’s Ristorante. She said her first order of business is to look at way to better serve Trumbull County.
“The first goal is a strong campaign for 2013. Trumbull County had its share of challenges, and we hope to meet those and have a strong campaign this year and start looking at ways we can better deliver service to people in Trumbull County, and that is what United Way does,” said Pasha.
It’s been a tough year for the Trumbull United Way with job loss in the county. Krysiek said the agency lost $200,000 with the closing of RG Steel last year because the plant was one of its biggest donors.