The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has announced that Executive Director George Smoulder will be retiring. Smoulder has spent ten years as the Executive Director, and will be ending his successful tenure at the end of March.
According to a press release, Smoulder has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and has spent over four decades helping others in the Ohio Valley and across West Virginia.
“George is one of our area’s unsung heroes,” Board President Jason Haswell said in a press release. “He has lead a decade worth of successful United Way campaigns that in turn have provided much needed resources in this community.”
Prior to the United Way, Smoulder spent 29-years as the Executive Director of Catholic Community Services, which is now Catholic Charities West Virginia.
“George’s genuine devotion to his community, his family, and his church, along with his lifelong work in social services, shows what an incredible heart he has,” said Associate Director, Jessica Rine, who will be taking over for Smoulder beginning in April.
Haswell and Rine say that Smoulder will be missed, but wish him well in his retirement.