Letter of Resignation, CEO

It is with incredibly mixed emotions that I write to announce my upcoming retirement. On the one hand, I am excited to turn over the reins to someone newer, younger, who can lead the organization into the 2020s and beyond. It is time for a change and for new blood. On the other, I am sad to leave a job I have loved, the wonderful relationships I have made, and the work that is so challenging yet rewarding. It has been an honor to be the CEO of Homeward Bound.

I am so grateful and appreciative. One of my wise colleagues once said that “givers get.” And so I have received so much more from my association with Homeward Bound. For example, I can say with pride that my career made a difference in the lives of vulnerable people; it meant something. I have loved working with all of you over the years and will miss the conversations and companionship.

I want to reassure all of you that the Board of Directors and I have been planning this event for over a year. We aim to assure a smooth transition of leadership with the same vision of person centeredness and an inclusionary culture that we have now. I will be available as a consultant after my retirement. We have begun the recruitment campaign, led by Jan Moser of the Board. Jan has years of experience recruiting and hiring senior executives, including in this field. She is a highly skilled HR professional.

My official departure date is May 4, 2024. The date will remain somewhat flexible based on the speed of our recruitment campaign. If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at 763-746-4801 (desk) or 612-250-3882 (cell); or email me at dpriebe@hbimn.org. If you know of anyone who might be interested, referrals or resumes may be sent to Homeward Bound’s Human Resources group at 12805 State Highway 55, Suite 400, Plymouth MN 55441, care of Emily Robinson.

Thank you,

Don Priebe


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