United Way of Fort Smith Area Announces Interim Executive Director

Fort Smith, AR (August 16, 2021) – On behalf of the United Way of Fort Smith Area Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Angie Ruth as Interim Executive Director, following the departure of President & CEO Eddie Lee Herndon.

Ms. Ruth currently serves as Director of Finance and Administration and has been employed by the United Way of Fort Smith Area for over 17 years. She has extensive experience working with the United Way Community Partner agencies, programs, and initiatives. The decision is part of the Board of Director’s plan to find a permanent successor to Mr. Herndon.

The Board of Directors is enthusiastic about having Ms. Ruth serve as interim director, which will allow the United Way of Fort Smith Area to seamlessly continue their work in the community as they search for a permanent President & CEO.

The search for the United Way of Fort Smith Area’s next President and CEO will begin soon via a select committee assembled by their Board of Directors.