ALTON — The Board of Directors recently announced Charlotte Hammond as President of Challenge Unlimited Inc., effective Oct. 1.
Hammond succeeds J. Thomas Moehn, who served as president/CEO for more than 40 years. Moehn will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the vision, strategic planning, and fiscal solvency of the organization.
“I am pleased to welcome Charlotte to the Presidential Office,” Moehn said. “I am confident in her abilities and excited for the future growth of our organization, ultimately offering even more opportunities for people with disabilities.”
Hammond is no stranger to Challenge Unlimited. She began her employment with Challenge Unlimited in 2006 as chief financial officer. In 2012, Hammond was promoted to executive officer of business and finance. She has nearly 25 years of experience in senior leadership and nonprofit management.
“This is an honor and privilege to be appointed Challenge Unlimited’s new organizational president. Serving in this leadership position offers new and exciting challenges and increased opportunities to innovatively work with a talented and dedicated team. In order to further Challenge’s mission and our CEO’s strategic vision to increase the employment and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities, who have the highest unemployment rate of any population at 12.3 percent, we are dedicated to actualizing the strategic plan,” Hammond said. “Over the next three years, we are poised to add 180 new jobs for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged through expansion of our core business offerings to include janitorial, housekeeping cleaning services, groundskeeping, warehouse services, packaging, community placements and residential homes. Through improved corporate, federal and state partnerships, Challenge will expand integration of people with disabilities into the community through needed services to the corporate and government sector which will enable them to better live, work and participate in the community.”
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