Just Announced - THE GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
December 1, 2017 Orlando, Florida - The Board of Directors of The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida, Inc. (The Center) today announced that George Wallace has accepted the position of Executive Director of the nonprofit.
No stranger to Central Florida, George was the previous Executive Director of the Orlando Fringe Festival, the oldest festival of its kind in the United States. George led Orlando Fringe from 2007 until early 2017 when he left to become Associate Director of Indy Fringe in Indianapolis.
George has a degree in behavioral science from Granite State College (New Hampshire) and a Master’s degree in public administration from Troy University (Alabama). He has also completed the Mini-MBA and a Nonprofit Leadership program at Rollins College. George spent many years as a social worker, working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and has served on the Center Board.
"When I saw the Executive Director position become available at The Center, I immediately jumped at the chance,” said George. “This is a wonderful opportunity, not only to return to my home and the city I love, but to work for such an established and crucial agency. I am passionate about the mission of The Center and look forward to working alongside its Board, staff, volunteers and other community leaders.”
“The Board of Directors is very excited to work with George again” said Jeff Buak, Board President. “We believe he is just the right person, at just the right time, to lead The Center to meet its mission, but also to help expand The Center’s services and programs to the LGBTQ community.”
George’s first day at The Center will be December 18. The Center’s Board of Directors will host a welcome “meet and greet” reception with him on Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at The Center.
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