I am happy to announce that effective April 13, 2020, after a vigorous, thoughtful and successful search Interfaith Outreach will have a new leader.
Effective April 13, 2020, Greg Hilding will join our Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners board and staff as our new Executive Director.
Janet Schutz, our Board of Directors Chair, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Greg to lead Interfaith Outreach into our new chapter. Greg has a passion for the mission of Interfaith and a big heart for helping our neighbors. His nonprofit leadership, vision, interpersonal skills, and accomplished private sector experience will serve Interfaith well as we continue our important work in the community.”
I couldn’t agree more.
A veteran community builder and proven business leader, for the past four years Greg has served in a variety of leadership roles at Second Harvest Heartland, including interim CEO, two terms as board chair and a member of the Executive Capital Campaign Committee.
Before turning his heart and skills to the nonprofit sector, Greg spent 33 years in the banking industry in top leadership positions, the majority of that at Bremer Bank where he served as Midwest Group President with responsibility for over 70 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, and led the technology and operations and new market expansion and acquisition strategies.
During his tenure as CEO of Bremer Bank in Willmar, Greg ignited and led community initiatives in the areas of economic sustainability, cultural competency, education, recreation and transportation. He served as leader in the Willmar Vision 2020 Steering Committee, Ridgewater College Foundation Board, Willmar Area Community Foundation, Citizens for Success, African Development Center, YMCA Capital Campaign Cabinet and the Willmar Area Development Corporation.
In accepting this new post, Greg says, “For over 40 years Interfaith Outreach has been a difference-maker in creating opportunities for all to thrive. LaDonna Hoy and her team have built an amazing network of partners and donors who are truly igniting the power of community. I am honored that the Board has asked me to join the organization in furthering its mission and legacy. The opportunity to utilize my leadership experiences on behalf of our community is energizing and exciting. I look forward to engaging in the community and helping to lead Interfaith Outreach into the next chapter.”
Greg and his wife, Karen, live in Minnetonka. They have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and “an amazing one-year-old granddaughter.” Read Greg’s full bio.
Kudos to our Board and our search team for an amazing job, and to our beyond amazing staff for stepping up to this exciting moment in the life of Interfaith and our community.