Rescue Mission board names Echement executive director

The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley board of directors has named James G. Echement to serve as the executive director effective March 22, 2012.

Echement has served since 2003 as director of development for the ministry and he has spent his career in a range of consulting, management, and marketing leadership positions in Pittsburgh and Youngstown. As director of development at the Mission, he was responsible for driving foundation, corporate and individual giving, increasing the volunteer base and instituting policy for the mission.

Ron Midgley, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley’s board president, said that the board selected Echement when Rev. David L. Sherrard resigned, “based on his track record of leadership, commitment to serving the needy and knowledge of the ministry of rescue in the Mahoning Valley.”

Echement is a graduate of Duquesne University. He is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mahoning/Shenango Chapter (AFP). He sits on the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership Board of Directors (MYCAP) and serves as co-chairman of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley Senior Vision Council and volunteers on Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business MBA program.

Echement and his wife, Phyllis, live in Poland and are the parents of three grown children.

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