United Way Greater Victoria boss moving on

Linda Hughes spent three years building relationships and the charity organization's profile in community

A legacy of building relationships and increasing the organization’s profile in the community will follow outgoing United Way Greater Victoria CEO LInda Hughes.

Hughes, who spent three years at the helm of the charity funding organization, announced she will be leaving in July to pursue a new career opportunity in the non-profit sector.

“Under Linda’s leadership, the United Way has achieved a number of significant strategic goals and are well positioned for the future,” board chair Peter Lockie said in a release.

Working with staff, sponsors and the massive volunteer corps who spread the word about the organization and how it benefits vulnerable people and those in need was a great way to get to know the community, Hughes said.

“This movement will remain in my heart and I will continue to support the important work of United Way,” she said.

The United Way board plans to launch a search for Hughes’ successor soon.