Michael Meyer Retires, Deborah Rudel Takes Over as CEO of Fox Valley United Way

Michael Meyer Retires, Deborah Rudel Takes Over as CEO of Fox Valley United Way

Fox Valley United Way has announced the retirement of longtime CEO Michael Meyer and the selection of Deborah Rudel as his replacement.

Michael Meyer

During the 13 years of Meyer’s leadership, Fox Valley United Way added numerous programs such as SPARK Early Childhood Collaboration, Volunteer Fox Valley and 2-1-1 that have supported the health, education and financial stability of the residents in the 23 communities that FVUW currently serves.

“The Board of Directors recognizes Meyer’s commitment during his tenure and wishes him well in all his future endeavors,” FVUW officials said in a news release.

Deborah Rudel

Rudel has 14 years of experience with FVUW, previously serving as director of operations. She has successfully spearheaded many FVUW programs, notably the Holiday Assistance Program and Volunteer Fox Valley.

“We are all very excited to watch this organization flourish under her leadership,” said Stacey Ries, chair of the FVUW Board of Directors. “Her passion and commitment to the organization has been an inspiration to the staff, the board and the community.”

Fox Valley United Way is one of the largest charitable organizations in Kane County. FVUW partners with companies, nonprofit organizations, donors and volunteers to address community needs, particularly in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

SOURCE: Fox Valley United Way news release