Naomi Asher has been selected as the next executive director of the United Way of Anderson County. She starts Monday, May 4.
Asher was picked for the position by the United Way of Anderson County Board of Directors.
“Ms. Asher has the unique set of experiences the Search Committee was looking for in candidates,” said Tom Hilton, incoming president of the United Way Board of Directors. “She knows the community and can hit the ground running on May 4.”
The organization conducted a national search.
“We advertised the position nationwide and were very pleased that we found the perfect match for the organization in our own backyard,” said Greta Ownby, outgoing president of the United Way Board of Directors.
Asher follows long-time Executive Director Rick Morrow. Morrow announced his plans to retire after 10 years with the organization in January, and he stayed through March 31.
Asher is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and most recently served as the executive director of CASA, a United Way partner agency.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the United Way and am looking forward to what the future holds for the organization, our partner agencies, and our community,” Asher said.
The United Way will hold its Annual Meeting and Campaign Announcement event on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m. at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge.
For more information about the United Way of Anderson County, call (865) 483-8431.