Latson departing YWCA, German named interim CEO

Latson, who joined YWCA as CEO in 2013, will begin his work with Rocky Mountain Communities, an affordable housing non-for-profit, on July 1. (Photo YWCA McLean County)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – YWCA McLean County President and CEO D. Dontae Latson announced he has accepted a position in Denver, Colorado. Vice president of operations Liz German has been named interim president and CEO, effective June 24.

“We are thankful for Dontae’s contributions to YWCA, which have been numerous. He will be missed,” said Barbara Taft, president of the YWCA McLean County Board of Directors.

Latson, who joined YWCA as CEO in 2013, will begin work with Rocky Mountain Communities, an affordable housing non-for-profit on July 1.

“I came to this wonderful community with the goal of strengthening the infrastructure of the YW and finding the right person to take the organization to the next level,” said Latson. “We found that person in Liz German. I’m proud of the work our phenomenal team has done; and have every confidence in the future of the YW with a great team under Liz’s leadership.”

German joined YWCA in 2007 and held several different positions before being named vice president in 2015.

German will become interim president and Ceo, effective June 24.

“We are excited to continue our work with Liz, who has shown visionary leadership in her roles at YW,” said Taft.

“The future business model for non-for-profit organizations will focus on the coalitions we build to serve the needs of our communities,” said German.  “Strong relationships with our area leaderships, schools, hospitals and others who serve our diverse populations will ensure a strong community.”

German graduated from Illinois State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government.

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