BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–David George of Birmingham, Ala., was elected unanimously Oct. 20 to serve as the next president of the WMU Foundation. He will assume the new position Jan. 1, 2002.
George replaces Alan Medders, who left the foundation in June to become vice president for development at Campbellsville (Ky.) University.
“I am just thrilled over the potential for the foundation under David’s leadership,” said Travis Collins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mount Washington, Ky., and chair of the WMU Foundation board of trustees.
“David has been prepared by God for this role,” Collins said. “He has gone literally from carrying the scepter for a Girls Auxiliary coronation service as a little boy to carrying the mantle of WMU Foundation leadership.
“He is a man of vision and integrity, with a business mind and a missions heart,” Collins added. “The future of WMU just got a little bit brighter with the election of David George as the WMU Foundation’s president.”
Wanda S. Lee, executive director of WMU, described George as “a talented, godly man,” noting that he is a Sunday school teacher and deacon at Shades Crest Baptist Church in Birmingham. “It was clear to all of us in the board meeting that God had worked to bring David to us to serve in this strategic position in the life of WMU.”
George comes to the WMU Foundation position with 17 years experience in senior executive management in marketing, management and team building. He has held executive positions with several nonprofit and healthcare organizations in the Washington, D.C., area and Birmingham. He currently owns a consulting firm.
A native of Birmingham, George is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham with a B.A. in public affairs; he holds a M.A. in international affairs from George Washington University in Washington. He and his wife, Allyson, have two children, Kyle, 13, and Katelyn, 12.
“I am humbled by the opportunity and confidence the board has placed in me,” George said. “God has made it crystal clear to me and my family that the WMU Foundation is where he wants me right now, and I am eager to get started.”
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