Oakville’s Park to head up United Way Halton & Hamilton

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Published March 21, 2022 at 11:28 am

Former Oakville United Way CEO Brad Park is replacing Jeff Vallentin as the president and chief executive officer of the United Way Halton & Hamilton. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Former Oakville United Way CEO Brad Park has been named the president and chief executive officer of the United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH).

Park, who has been serving as chief development officer in the newly amalgamated UWHH, replaces current CEO Jeff Vallentin who announced he was leaving the position in October.

“The Board is proud to be making this announcement and we’re grateful for the depth of leadership that has allowed us to promote from within,” says Anne Bermingham, chair of the Board of Directors.

“Brad is well known across the communities served by UWHH. He is a proven executive leader in the United Way movement and he is highly regarded for his passion and his track-record of results.”

Park brings 23 years of leadership experience with United Way to his new position having served as CEO for United Way Oakville since 2012.

He will step into his new role immediately,

“It’s an exciting time at UWHH,” says Park. “Our newly amalgamated organization is settling in nicely and we have a great platform for big impact.

“We’re focused on our future and eager to continue bringing generosity together with critically important needs in each local community.”

Vallentin, who was the CEO of United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton since 2014, helped spearhead the merger of the four United Way organizations in the region.

He will stay in his current role until Dec. 1 before leaving for new position with the executive team at Sheridan College.

“I’m grateful for the many enriching experiences United Way has provided to me,” says Jeff. “It has been my pleasure working with some incredibly talented teammates and it’s been inspiring to be engaged with so many generous people who care about their neighbours and the community.”

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