United Way of Central Oklahoma names new executive leadership

Debby Hampton will succeed Bob Spinks as president and chief executive of the United Way of Central Oklahoma as Spinks leaves to start a new nonprofit program at Oklahoma City University.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: September 16, 2010 at 4:50 am •  Published: September 15, 2010

Hampton said she will begin transition work with Spinks at the United Way on Nov. 1. In a telephone interview, she said her knowledge of Oklahoma nonprofits will help in her new role.

"I worked for the American Red Cross for 16 years, and then started my work for the center. So, it's really a combination, and has helped me to know Central Oklahoma's needs," she said.

"Knowing every kind of nonprofit, ... that brings strengths to this position."

Hampton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has served in numerous leadership roles with Leadership Oklahoma City, the Youth Leadership Exchange, and Leadership Oklahoma. She is married to Dr. Michael Hampton and they have two sons.

Spinks is leaving United Way to create a new program at Oklahoma City University to train nonprofit leaders of the future. This master's degree program in applied sociology is unique to this region.

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