Todd Jordan has been named the president and CEO of the United Way of Wyandotte County.
Jordan, who is currently the director of community impact for the United Way of Wyandotte County, will succeed Wendell Maddox, who is retiring. The United Way board of directors made the announcement.
Jordan has been responsible for monitoring program performance and administering emergency assistance funding for the United Way. He has helped secure grants from local and federal funders, as well as private foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
“I am excited to lead the next evolution of United Way of Wyandotte County as we work to strengthen our collaborative partnerships and increase resources necessary to secure the health, education, and financial stability of Wyandotte County residents. I am thankful to the board of directors for this opportunity and am excited to get to work.” Jordan said in a news release.
Jordan grew up in Lenexa, Kansas and holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Kansas. He completed his doctorate in public affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas where he focused on qualitative and quantitative research in organizational change, public policy and city planning. Prior to joining United Way of Wyandotte County, Jordan worked as a coach for the collegiate debate programs at UTD and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
United Way of Wyandotte County operates or financially supports 51 nonprofit programs and partners with 38 agencies to provide the three building blocks of a better life: health, education, and income, a spokesman said.
– Story from United Way of Wyandotte County