Some in-the-know type recently asked, “So, what’s going on regarding the search for the Communities Foundation of Texas president/CEO?” Interesting question and perfectly timed.
The answer arrived late this very afternoon. A selection has been made! The new CEO is David J. Scullin (aka Dave Scullin), who will be moving into the CFT #! digs officially in January 2017.
So, who is this Dave Scullins? Here is the official word: “Scullin is a multifaceted leader, strategic business adviser, financial expert and CPA, having served Fortune 500 clients at two global firms, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, across North Texas and far beyond for more than forty years. Prior to his retirement in May 2016, Scullin was recognized as a top partner, holding multiple leadership roles over his career including at different times managing partner for Fort Worth and Phoenix, the lead client service partner for major global audit and non-audit clients, the industry leader of multiple sectors and creator and leader of Deloitte’s nationally-recognized North Texas CFO Forum.
“Dave has extensive leadership experience with public, private, nonprofit and civic groups including the Fort Worth Chamber, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Leadership.”
According to CFT Board Chair Frank Risch, “On behalf of the board of trustees, I am thrilled to welcome Dave Scullin, as the new president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas. Dave is known for his seasoned leadership, strategic acumen, financial expertise and his ability to build relationships. We look forward to his leadership which we believe will bring CFT to even higher levels of achievement in developing philanthropy within our North Texas community.”
He may be sorta new to the nonprofit sector leadership role, but insiders are thrilled.
After picking through the stack of applicants, CFT Search Committee Chair Jim Bass said, “Dave is known as a builder—of people, relationships and goal-oriented teams. His prior leadership roles entailed creating growth and engaging diverse stakeholders to work together toward a shared vision, and that’s what he will do with Communities Foundation of Texas. Dave will boost the power of philanthropy in our region through Communities Foundation of Texas.”
* Photo provided by Communities Foundation of Texas