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“Teamwork Englewood Announces New Executive Director”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2014

CONTACT: Elder Willard Payton Chair, Board of Directors

Teamwork Englewood, 773-488-6600 wpayton@teamworkenglewood.org


Perry L. Gunn

Executive Director

Teamwork Englewood

773-488-6600

pgunn@teamworkenglewood.org

“Teamwork Englewood Announces New Executive Director”


Teamwork Englewood (TWE), lead agency for LISC Chicago’s New Communities Program and a catalyst for positive change in the Englewood community, has selected Perry L. Gunn as its new Executive Director. Gunn previously served as the Executive Director for the North River Commission, a community development organization serving the northwest side of Chicago.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment”, reported Elder Willard Payton, TWE Board Chair. “Perry brings proven leadership to our organization. He has served in key roles in the nonprofit sector for many years, and has a wealth of experience working with community groups.”

Gunn’s resume includes over 25 years of leadership in the nonprofit sector. He previously served as Vice President of Operations at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Chief Operating Officer of Urban Gateways, Executive Director of Leap learning systems, and Regional Executive Director of the Chicago Youth Centers. Perry Gunn holds a Master’s degree in Inner City Studies from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree from George Williams College. He is also a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.

“I look forward to the opportunity to join the TWE staff,” remarks Gunn. “I am committed to working with our community partners and stakeholders to make a positive impact in Englewood.”

Teamwork Englewood is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that works with residents and community organizations to build a stronger community. The agency operates four core programs focused on education and technology training for youth, safety, targeted services for special needs populations and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for all residents.

CONTACT: Elder Willard Payton Chair, Board of Directors Teamwork Englewood

773-488-6600

wpayton@teamworkenglewood.org

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