FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016
CONTACT: Caroline Espree, 703-558-4200
Arlington, VA – The Board of Directors of the National Older Worker Career Center, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Cito Vanegas as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 8, 2016. Vanegas will succeed Gregory Merrill, who is retiring after 10 years of service leading NOWCC. Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Vanegas brings to the position an extensive nonprofit background that has spanned more than 23 years and an unwavering passion for serving the aging workforce.
Vanegas graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, followed by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1993. He later earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Mason University. Leadership awards and certifications include the 2016 Abila Excellence – Force for Good Award, SMART CEO – Executive Management Award – CFO in 2014, Nonprofit Executive Management Certificate from Georgetown University, Institute for Organization Management (IOM) from the US Chamber Commerce Foundation, Future Executive Directors Fellowship from the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater DC, and the American Society on Aging (ASA) Gerontology Certificate.
He is active in the nonprofit community, having served as the Board of Directors Chairman of MAG America and Treasurer of the Finance and Administration Roundtable. He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children.
Founded in 1997, NOWCC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting experienced workers (55 and older) as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. NOWCC is a well-established bridge that helps connect experienced workers to meaningful positions in the public sector. NOWCC provides cost effective, flexible, and innovative experienced worker programs to help federal agencies fulfill their missions. We pride ourselves on listening to our customers and meeting their needs with top of the line quality customer service.