One Hope United Elects Scott Humphrey as New CEO

One Hope United Elects Scott Humphrey as New CEO

Leader’s Business, Agency Experience a “Perfect Fit at a Challenging Time in Illinois”

CHICAGO, October 5, 2015 – Scott Humphrey has been elected as president and chief executive officer of One Hope United by the organization’s board. Humphrey retired from BMO Capital Markets this summer after a successful 20-plus year investment banking career.  He comes to the agency with a deep understanding of OHU’s history and vision; Humphrey has been a member of the OHU Board of Directors since 2005, most recently as the Chair.

“It’s an honor to lead One Hope United,” said Humphrey. “Through my service on the OHU board I’ve seen the challenges our children and families face, and how they can thrive with the support of our incredibly dedicated staff. I look forward to working more closely with the OHU team, which I know shares my passion for improving the quality of life for everyone we have the privilege to serve.”

Humphrey has been intimately involved in several areas of OHU over the years, including helping to evaluate some of the early childhood education centers and raising private funding in support of the Illinois Pay for Success contract. This contract, the first of its kind in Illinois, is a unique public-private partnership designed to fund the expansion of proven programs that serve youth involved in Illinois’ child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

“Scott is a visionary with one foot on the ground, who brings strong management experience to the team,” said Greg Sprehe, CEO search committee chair and OHU board member. “Combine that with his intimate knowledge of our mission and values, I’m confident Scott will lead with distinction and create momentum that matters. He’s a perfect fit at a challenging time in Illinois.”

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About One Hope United

One Hope United is a private human service organization that offers a diverse array of early childhood education, prevention, intervention and community-based programs. The non-profit began 120 years ago with the same vision it holds today: protecting children and strengthening families. One Hope United’s team of more than 800 talented professionals serves more than thousand children and families each year in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida.


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