YWCA picks a new executive director

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Friday, January 3, 2014

JANESVILLE—A former head of the Girls Scouts of the Badger Council has been named the new executive director of the YWCA Rock County.

On Friday, the YWCA announced that it had hired Angela Moore to be its new director, according to a news release from the organization. Moore will replace Allison Hokinson, who resigned effective Jan. 1.

Hokinson now serves as a part-time marketing director for the Rock County Humane Society.

Moore was the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Badger Council for 16 years. She retired from that position in 2009.

“Angela really stood out because of her years of experience as an executive director of a non-profit but also because of her commitment to community work, leadership qualifications and passion for the YWCA mission,” YWCA Board President Jenny Revels said in a news release. “Her skills and her vision are very impressive and will certainly help the YWCA continue its success in helping women, children, and families.”

The search committee for the new executive director included YWCA board members and community members, according to the news release.

Moore has an associate degree in legal science and certificate in nonprofit management. She has served on the Beloit Board of Health, the consolidation board for the Rock County Health Department, Rotary Club of Greater Beloit, Zonta Club of Beloit and in a variety of other volunteer capacities.

She has also taught courses about nonprofits.

Moore will begin at the YWCA on Monday, Jan. 13.

Moore said she was excited and eager to join the organization.

“I knew I wanted to be part of making a difference in the people's lives impacted by its work.” Moore said in the news release.

YWCA Rock County is a not-for-profit United Way agency with the dual aims of eliminating racism and empowering women. The YWCA's local programs address social issues of domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, women's economic empowerment, safe and affordable child care, and the needs of the immigrant community.

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