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Ada Jenkins Announces Georgia Krueger’s Retirement

by | Feb 10, 2020 | Ada Jenkins Center, News, Nonprofits

Ada Jenkins Director Georgia Krueger shared a hug with supporter, Lars Bearden. (Bill Giduz photo)

The Ada Jenkins Center announced today the planned retirement of long-time Executive Director Georgia Krueger, effective June 30, 2020.

“Georgia is a dynamic leader well-known for her commitment to community service, compassionate leadership and integrity,” said Donna Turner, co-chair of the Ada Jenkins Center board of directors. “Anyone who has ever met Georgia can immediately feel her deep love for AJC and our mission of helping those in need achieve economic stability. Georgia has certainly earned this next chapter with her family when she begins her retirement later this year.”

Ada Jenkins Center logoThe AJC board has formed a search committee and retained a recruiting firm, Next Stage, to assist with a thorough search process of internal and external candidates to find a strong leader with a proved track-record of strategic leadership, community service and operational expertise. The board intends to select the new leader in time to ensure a smooth transition.

“It has been the highlight of my life to lead this wonderful organization for the past 12 years,” said Georgia. “The Ada Jenkins Center is an important thread in the fabric of our community. We do great things for our clients and the community. People count of us, rely on us, and trust us. Our clients walk through our doors in great need, and we help them regain their economic stability and hope. It’s so rewarding to be a part of their journey.”

“Serving at the  Ada Jenkins Center has been a tremendous honor and a true blessing. I have learned more than I ever thought possible about topics I never expected,” she continued. “It is a gift to be given the privilege of working alongside our client-partners, volunteers, and most especially our staff. I admit my bias, but the Ada Jenkins Center is a critical part of the fabric of the Lake Norman community. We truly help people in ways that sustain them for life and create stronger generations to come!”

The time just feels right for me to step away later this year and embark on the next chapter in my life,” Georgia added. “We have a great leadership team and staff in place, the right strategic direction, and wonderful volunteers and supporters to sustain our mission and service to our communities.”

The Ada Jenkins Center, in Davidson’s historic west side community, serves as a resource hub for approximately 900 client-partners annually from Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville. Services include case management, a food pantry, medical clinic, mobile dental clinic, adult education programs (GED, ESL, etc.), career development and after school academic programs for children, among others.

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Candidates interested in the Executive Director position should contact Next Stage directly at [email protected]com. No telephone calls, please.

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