After a thorough national search, United Way of Southern Nevada’s (UWSN) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Ms. Kyle B. Rahn as their President and CEO.
“I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to join this great organization and help people succeed from cradle to career, making a difference in the lives of those who need it most,” said Kyle. “With people coming to Las Vegas from all over the world, now is the perfect time to put my experience to work and roll up my sleeves to harness the caring power of community partners to change lives.”
As President and CEO, Kyle will provide strategic leadership to an organization that unites more than 300 workplace campaigns, 400 nonprofit organizations, 2,000 volunteers and 20,000 donors to achieve the organization’s community-based agenda.
“Throughout the search process, we were impressed with Kyle’s authentic leadership style, strong relationships, and the partnerships she has created with corporations, foundations and donors,” said Denette Suddeth, United Way of Southern Nevada Board Chair. “She is a dedicated leader with demonstrated results in uniting community partners and strengthening initiatives and programs designed to build a solid educational foundation and a stronger workforce.”
With a rich history in fundraising and community development, Kyle was formerly the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Senior Director of Fund Development where she worked to develop and expand the base of donors, corporations and foundations that provided support for the Society’s mission. She came to NSBE from United Way National Capital Area, where she led programs and initiatives that raised more than $30 million annually. Kyle began her career as a manager in the private sector and has years of experience as a business owner and active community volunteer.
As President and CEO, Kyle will utilize these experiences to lead United Way of Southern Nevada’s Community-based Agenda. Working with community partners, United Way of Southern Nevada provides cradle-to-career support with demonstrated outcomes in early education, student success, post-secondary attainment and workforce supports.
United Way of Southern Nevada is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. United Way Worldwide is the largest nonprofit in the world, raising $5 billion annually in support of families and individuals in need.
About United Way of Southern Nevada:
United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to support children and families from cradle-to-career and provide the foundation for a stronger community for all. We provide early education opportunities to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. For 60 years, we’ve worked to create a community where everyone can succeed, and we invite you to join us at uwsn.org.