The United Way of Thurston County has a new executive director: Chris Wells.
Wells replaces Paul Knox, who retired after serving in that role for seven years. He left the United Way of Thurston County in early September.
Wells was previously the development director at the United Way of North Central Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
“Chris’s leadership and development experience are exactly what we hoped to find in our new executive director,” said Liz Davis, chairwoman of the United Way of Thurston County board of directors, in a statement.
Before working for the United Way, Wells co-hosted a local morning radio show for 10 years, and was the executive director of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Assocation for seven years.
Wells is expected to start at the United Way of Thurston County before the end of the year.