The United Way of San Diego County’s Board of Directors announced the selection of Kevin Crawford as their new president and CEO.

“United Way’s President/CEO Search Committee conducted an extensive and comprehensive search across the U.S. for the best candidate to serve our community,” said Jon Vance, Chair of the Board of Directors and Search Committee. “Kevin has a deep understanding of United Way’s role in the community and our strategic vision.”

Crawford will ensure that United Way continues its unique ability to bring business, government, nonprofit organizations and communities together to solve complex problems for the long term. He will spearhead strategic planning and management, while furthering the organization’s goals in the areas of education, financial self-sufficiency, health and homelessness. Crawford said, “My work as a board member and Vision Council chair for the past five years has prepared me to lead the organization … to benefit the entire county in the years to come.”