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KEES has been exclusively retained by United Way of Will County in its search for a new President & CEO

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The Board of Directors of United Way of Will County (UWWC) has retained KEES, an executive search firm for nonprofits, as its partner in the search for a new President & CEO.

United Way of Will County is seeking a visionary and strategic executive as its next President & CEO. The new executive will succeed Mike Hennessy, who recently retired after leading United Way for 31 years. The organization is poised to envision, design, and pursue a new strategic plan to ensure United Way is prepared to meet the evolving and diversified needs of Will County in dynamic and innovative ways. Working closely with and reporting to a passionate Board of Directors, the President & CEO will address both long- and short-term goals set by the Board and lead a team of four professionals. The successful candidate will be a passionate leader with demonstrated knowledge of Will County and its unique challenges and opportunities.

For more information on the President & CEO position at United Way of Will County, please read the full Opportunity Guide here:

Will County, located southwest of Chicago, is Illinois’ fourth largest county (850 square miles) and home to a vibrant and diverse population that is one of the nation’s fastest growing counties. United Way of Will County partners Will County’s 30+ communities and resources to empower people and create positive, sustainable change. For more information, please visit

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit