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January 13, 2015

Lieutenant governor named CEO of United Way

Jim Cawley will succeed Jill Michal

United Way has named Jim Cawley as the company's new president and CEO of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Cawley will begin February 9, after he finishes serving as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania for Tom Corbett. Cawley's hiring comes after a six-month search for a new CEO.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Cawley's preceder, Jill Michal, stepped down as the company's CEO in June, after serving five years in the position.

Cawley said in a statement:

“I’m thrilled to join an organization whose sole focus is to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable neighbors,” says Cawley. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with community members from the nonprofit, public and private sectors to drive measurable, lasting impact across the region. I look forward to continuing to work with local leaders across our region to address pressing challenges and make a positive difference in the lives of those that need us most.”

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter endorsed Cawley as the company's new CEO, according to the press release.

“As lieutenant governor, Jim Cawley was always available and always listened when my team and I needed to discuss issues related to legislation or economic development projects. He is a great friend to Philadelphia and the Commonwealth and he cares passionately. I know that he will do a terrific job in his new position at the helm of United Way.”

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