CEO announces retirement

September 6, 2019


To JF Maddox Foundation partners and friends:

This coming January, I will celebrate my 25thanniversary with JF Maddox Foundation, as its executive leader.   Serving the people of Lea County, in concert with our extraordinary staff and board, has been the highest privilege of my career, and I take genuine pride in the work we have undertaken and the progress we have achieved together.

Recently, I confirmed to our Board of Directors my intention to step down from my role at the foundation no later than December 31st, 2020.  As you will read below, the board has appointed an executive search committee, and the process to identify my successor will soon get underway.

We will have plenty of time for proper goodbyes in the coming months, but I wanted to share this news simultaneously with all our friends, partners and stakeholders.  Leadership changes can be challenging, but you should know I am even more excited about the foundation’s work today than I was upon first arriving nearly 25 years ago.  All of us here are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible, and, like all of you, I look forward to supporting my successor in any way possible.

With gratitude,

Bob Reid
JF Maddox Foundation