FROM JOE MALON, CHAIR, AND THE SCMAO BOARD OF DIRECTORS - February 6, 2018

Further to the announcement of Kelly Duffin’s impending departure as SCMAO’s President and CEO (below), we wanted to update you on the continuity plan after Kelly leaves.  SCMAO has a full succession plan, and the measures in that plan are now being enacted.

Specifically, the Board of Directors has retained Kerry Siegel, with the Executive Search Alliance, to lead the recruitment effort and that work is underway.

In the meantime, we are very fortunate at SCMAO to have a strong and experienced management team, who will continue to manage their portfolios, in concert with a capable group of staff, and with the full support of the Board.  To head that team while the CEO position is vacant, we are pleased to announce that Kelly Murray, Vice President of Professional Development and Education, will assume the Lead role.  In that role Kelly will provide leadership to management and staff in keeping our day-to-day operations, strategic plan, and special projects on track; be the liaison with the Board of Directors; and be engaged with the Federation Council and Federation colleagues where the CEO was so engaged.

I want to thank Kelly Duffin again for her many contributions to SCMAO during her tenure, and express appreciation to Kelly Murray, the management team, and all SCMAO staff for their extra efforts in the coming months.

We look forward to announcing our new President and CEO at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

 

FROM JOE MALON, CHAIR, AND THE SCMAO BOARD OF DIRECTORS - December 7, 2017

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news of Kelly Duffin’s decision to leave SCMAO. Kelly has accepted a position as President and CEO of Goodwill The Amity Group, which she will begin in late February. Those of us who know Kelly know that she is passionate about employment and inclusion. The same passion she has used to transform SCMAO over the last five years. We are sad to see her leave however we are happy that her new role reflects her passions.


Kelly has been our President and CEO since November 2012. She has also served on the Federation Council and on the Joint National Board and Federation Council Finance and Audit Committee. Her contributions in those roles will be missed. We wish Kelly all success in her new role.
The Board will begin a search for a suitable replacement to continue to lead our strategic journey.