The search committee to find a new CEO for the new, statewide Colorado AIDS Project is up and running. The committee is comprised of:
- Christy Bush, Chair (NCAP)
- Jeff Basinger, Regional Director (NCAP)
- Mike Guthrie (WestCAP)
- Mary Beth Luedtke, Regional Director (WestCAP)
- Bill Mead (S-CAP)
- Richard Blair, Regional Director (S-CAP)
- Richard Corbetta (DCAP)
- Robert George, Regional Director (DCAP)
- Ruth Pederson, Interim CEO (CAP)
The hope is to refine the requirements and post a job description in January of 2012, with the goal of having a new CEO on board by July 2012. The new CEO will undoubtedly need some time to learn the ropes. Then he or she will hire a chief financial officer. The likely next hire will be a permanent chief development officer, then ultimately a chief program officer.
The four regional directors – Jeff Basinger of NCAP, Richard Blair of S-CAP, Mary Beth Luedtke of WestCAP, and Robert George of what is now DenverCAP – will ultimately report to that chief program officer. Until then, they – along with interim chief development officer Tim Schuetz – will report to the CEO. I will continue to occupy that CEO spot as an interim until the new CEO is hired next summer.