Wendy DuBoe has been appointed chief executive of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. She will execute the United Way's 10-year vision, Live United 2020, its commitment to mobilize income, education and health resources into 17 community areas of greatest need, advancing economic stability for 100,000 households, helping 50,000 underperforming middle school kids enter high school ready to succeed and connecting more than 200,000 people with available, preventative health services. DuBoe, who also is president, had been serving as interim CEO since January. She was chief operating officer before that. DuBoe joined United Way in 2003 and has been at the forefront of moving United Way's investments to three critical areas: income, education and health. She also has been instrumental in bringing together United Way's regional merger of 54 local offices into one metropolitan system, unifying staff and volunteers, integrating investments and operations and eliminating cost across the territory. DuBoe is an active member of Gov. Pat Quinn's Human Services Commission. She served as member of Rahm Emanuel's 2011 Transition Team and chairs the board of FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Chicago and Cook County. DuBoe has collaborated on health and human service publications and authored telecommunications and economic development policy statements. She is a member of the International MENSA Society. DuBoe has a B.A. in economics and psychology from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a General Course Degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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