Longtime Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center President/CEO Lynn Davis announced his retirement today from the organization that “improves the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provides national leadership on child abuse issues.”
According to DCAC Board of Directors Chair Scott Breitkreutz, “Lynn’s priority has always been to ensure that every child who needs DCAC’s services, receives them. His leadership during the 2008 financial crisis to raise $12 million to build a new DCAC building was a turning point for the organization to be able to meet the needs of victims of child abuse in Dallas County. Exponentially increasing our space to operate DCAC services and provide an atmosphere of collaboration between DCAC staff, law enforcement, DPFS staff, the DA’s office and medical professionals has also become a framework that other children’s advocacy centers around the nation and world have followed.”
Prior to joining DCAC in 2005, Lynn was president/CEO of Dallas Challenges for 16 years.
Among his accolades, Lynn was named the Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management in 2013 and was “voted by his peers as the recipient of the inaugural CAC TX Most Valuable Director of the Year” in 2018.
Lynn commented, “In 2018 I informed the DCAC Board of Directors that I would like to retire in early 2021, once they have found a successor for my position. Leading a nonprofit is never an easy job but it becomes easier when you have a community of support behind you. I’ve been fortunate that in my career I’ve received that support from donors, volunteers and colleagues – and for this I am truly grateful.”
A nationwide search is being conducted by a committee made up of current and former board members to find Lynn’s replacement.
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