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UWTC CEO Announces Move

Release date: September 24, 2019

Change ahead for United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County Chief Executive Officer Louis E. Negrón, announced his plans to relocate to the Charlotte area and tendered his resignation at a regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting on Monday, September 16.

Negrón took over the role of CEO from Steve Pulliam in February of this year. Pulliam retired after 19 years at the helm of UWTC.

"I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to serve the wonderful people of Transylvania County. While I've been called to change my path, I am certain that the next CEO will continue to build on UWTC's strong history of community impact and service," Negrón stated.

"United Way of Transylvania County's board, staff, volunteers, and donors are in the 65th year of helping our neighbors...Our work has always been about  a united team with continuously changing members," added Maureen Sieber, long-time board member.

“UWTC’s core mission and values are based on empowerment and improving lives, and we, as a board, respect Louis’s decisions to choose his own path and seek to improve his life,” said Terry Decker,” board chair.

UWTC’s full board has approved Rear Admiral Rick Houck, a Board Member and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, to serve as interim CEO as of Monday, September 23. UWTC has initiated its search process for a new CEO to lead UWTC’s work in the community.

The job description is available on UWTC's website at  Applications may be submitted via US mail at PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, and by email to

About United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) brings people together. UWTC leverages partnerships and donor investments to help each individual person and the community as a whole to grow and thrive. 

UWTC brings grant funds into Transylvania County and combines those awards with local donations and sponsorships. UWTC invests in the future of the entire county by funding local programs and initiatives designed to empower people to improve their lives.

To volunteer, donate or learn more about United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit or

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