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Joy Griffin resigns as United Way president, search is on for replacement
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Joy Griffin, president of United Way of Hall County. - photo by Scott Rogers

After nine years with the United Way of Hall County, Joy Griffin, the organization’s president and chief professional officer, has resigned.

Griffin will continue in the role until April 30, the end of United Way’s fiscal year, when she will begin her new job as chief administrator at Gainesville-based Carroll Daniel Construction.

“I owe a great debt of gratitude to the many volunteers, donors, board members and staff that I have worked alongside to improve lives in Hall County and transform our community,” said Griffin. “My nine years at United Way of Hall County and 15 years in nonprofit development have been a testament to the incredible generosity of the great people of Hall County.”

United Way finished its Community Game Plan last fall, a data-driven strategy to address poverty in Hall that offers solutions focusing on education, health and financial stability.

Griffin became president of United Way in 2016 and before that served as the organization’s vice president of resource development since 2010. She was born and raised in Gainesville and is a Gainesville High School graduate.

While Griffin was United Way’s president, the organization opened the Compass Center at 615 Oak Street, which helps connect people in need with resources.

Melissa Tymchuk, United Way’s board chair, thanked Griffin for her leadership.

“The United Way Board of Directors is grateful for Joy's passion and unwavering commitment to United Way and its vision for bettering our community,” Tymchuk said in a statement. “… She leaves an indelible legacy in our community through lives changed - both now and in the future.”

United Way’s board chair-elect, Katie Dubnik, is leading the search committee for the organization’s new president.

“Joy has helped cast a vision for great success and a strong future, and we look forward to identifying a new leader who shares this passion and will continue this vision forward,” Dubnik said in a statement.

Information about the job opening is available on United Way’s website.

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