Hampton to Retire from United Way of Central Oklahoma

Hampton to Retire from United Way of Central Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Debby Hampton announced she will retire as President and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma after 13 years. The announcement was made at the June 22 Board Meeting held at the United Way Headquarters.

Shane Wharton, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are incredibly grateful for her outstanding service and leadership as the 12th President and CEO of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.”

Wharton also said that he would appoint a search committee which would begin the process for selecting a new President and CEO. Additionally, he mentioned that Hampton has graciously offered to remain in her position during the search process and hiring transition, an offer that was gratefully accepted.

Wharton congratulated Debby on her remarkable leadership over the past 13 years. He said, “Debby has set a high standard and while it will be a challenge to find her successor, we appreciate all she has done to ensure United Way’s continued work in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.”

Debby Hampton joined the United Way of Central Oklahoma as president and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. During her tenure at United Way, over $278 million has been raised to support disaster relief and programs of non-profit partner agencies providing health and human services in Central Oklahoma. Prior to her appointment at the United Way of Central Oklahoma, Debby served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits for four years. Debby spent 16 years with the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, serving the latter four years as Chief Executive Officer.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Debby has also completed course work at Harvard Business School as well as a year-long curriculum of the United Way Worldwide’s Executive Leadership program. Debby currently serves on the United Way Worldwide US Membership Accountability Committee and the United Way Worldwide National Presidents’ Roundtable.

The United Way of Central Oklahoma supports more than 100 health and human service programs at 70-plus Partner Agencies in central Oklahoma, Canadian and Logan counties.

Karla Stinnett, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Phone: (405) 236-8441
Email: kstinnett@unitedwayokc.org

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