United Way Central Alberta appoints new CEO

Brett Speight appointed new CEO

Brett Speight is the new CEO at United Way Central Alberta. Photo supplied

The United Way Central Alberta has a new CEO.

Brett Speight was appointed the CEO after an extensive search across Canada. He replaces Robert Mitchell, who left in December, after six years at the helm.

“United Way Central Alberta has such a positive social impact on the Central Alberta community,” said Speight. “I feel privileged to have been chosen for this role.”

Speight has a background in banking and a focus on business development and strategic planning. He has been involved in the community and is currently the board president for the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and a director with the Piper Creek Foundation.

Before joining United Way of Central Alberta, Speight was the relationship manager with BMO Bank of Montreal in Red Deer.

“I’m excited to work with the staff, board, partners, donors and volunteers to continue delivering on the organization’s mission, to improve lives and build community through engagement and mobilized collective action,” said Speight.

Josh Edwards, United Way of Central Alberta board president, said the organization is excited to have found someone locally who is familiar with United Way.

Speight will begin his new duties as CEO on April 16.  

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