The board of directors of Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc. (ECHO) has appointed Paul Donohue as its CEO, effective July 18.
He will replace Bill Haney, who is retiring after 34 years in the position. Haney will continue to work with the Leesburg-based organization through August to ensure a seamless transition.
“Bill’s contributions to ECHO over the past 34 years cannot be understated,” ECHO Chairman David Ludwig. “Under his leadership, Bill and the ECHO staff have broadened the scope of ECHO’s client base and community service significantly, without incurring debt and maintaining a strong financial position. While Bill’s strong leadership will be missed, we are excited about the new ideas Paul brings to the organization and look forward to his contributions as ECHO’s new CEO.”
Donohue most recently served as assistant vice president for SourceAmerica’s Commercial Sales Division, where he led the development and launch of new lines of business. He is an Army veteran who served in Germany and southwest Asia.
“ECHO is deservedly proud of its great reputation,” Donohue stated. “Bill and the staff have done great work over the years. It makes for an excellent environment in which to conduct this leadership transition. I’m eager to be part of the ECHO family and to ensure our mission expands and thrives.”
ECHO was established more than four decades ago to offer employment, vocational training and community integration for people with disabilities. The nonprofit provides employment to 120 experienced individuals with disabilities with federal government customers under the AbilityOne Program and with county, commercial, and non-profit clients in Northern Virginia.