Wednesday, August 18, 2010

TCRC Announces Retirement and New President

Ron Hale, TCRC President and CEO for the past fourteen years, announced his retirement to the agency’s Board of Directors at their July 19th meeting. His last day directing the agency will be April 30, 2011. Under Mr. Hale’s leadership, Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. has evolved into one of the finest providers of social services to people with developmental disabilities and visual impairments in the state. Dan Walters, Chairman of the TCRC Board of Directors, is pleased that Mr. Hale has provided the Board with nine months to make a transition to a new leader. “We appreciate that Ron has provided us so much time to select a successor and put in place a transition plan. It’s typical of the planning and leadership he’s provided for fourteen years.”

Also announced …The Board of Directors voted at its August 16th meeting to promote Mr. Jamie Durdel from TCRC’s Senior Vice-President of Program Services to the position of President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Hale. Mr. Durdel holds a Master’s Degree in Human Service Administration from the University of Illinois and has been employed by TCRC since 2005. “Jamie has been well prepared to assume the responsibilities of President and CEO and his hiring will allow us to maintain consistency in what the Board believes to be an outstanding agency,” states Chairman Walters.

Tazewell County Resource Centers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and visual impairments in central Illinois.

For more information, please contact Dan Walters, Chairman of the TCRC Board of Directors, at (309) 360-2765.

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