Rebecca Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of the WHAS Crusade for Children, will retire from the position at the end of 2008.
Rebecca Jackson has served as CEO since May 31, 2005.
Rebecca Jackson has overseen many administrative and functional changes within the Crusade, strengthening the infrastructure of the Crusade, and broadening its reach into the Community. She has strategically set a course for the Crusade to continue to be a vital entity with helping children with special needs for many years to come.
Upon retirement, Rebecca Jackson looks forward to spending time with her family, and especially her grandchildren.
The WHAS Crusade for Children Board of Directors will engage an executive search firm to assist the Board in selection of a new CEO. The Board hopes to name and have a new CEO in place by the end of this year. Rebecca Jackson will continue to perform as a consultant with the WHAS Crusade for Children through Crusade weekend 2009, insuring a smooth transition, as well as making public appearances, and fostering developmental opportunities on behalf of the Crusade for Children.
According to Paul Barth, Chairman of the Board of the WHAS Crusade for Children, “Rebecca Jackson and everything that she has brought to the Crusade over the last 3 years will truly be missed. She has a true love and care for all of the children with special needs whose lives have been touched by her passion for the Crusade. She has improved the overall functions of the Crusade, and her leadership has been instrumental in insuring continued success of the Crusade.”
“Rebecca Jackson has successfully led the Crusade through a period of challenge and transition. She has worked tirelessly to focus the greatest possible resources to benefit children in need. We sincerely thank her, and wish her a healthy, happy retirement.” – Kelly Carls, Director of Operations, Clear Channel Radio (WHAS Radio)- Louisville