FOX CITIES, Wisconsin (NBC 26) — The Fox Cities, Wisconsin: United Way Fox Cities announced today in a press release that Peter Gianopoulos has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. He is succeeding Peter C. Kelly. Gianopoulos will begin working with United Way Fox Cities on April 1.
“Peter is a proven leader who will bring a strong understanding of business and community partnerships; corporate and community giving; and non-profit leadership and operations,” said Jeff Curtin, United Way Fox Cities Board Chair and Chair of the CEO Selection Committee. “He is uniquely qualified to take on this leadership role and we’re excited to have him join the team.”
“I am honored to lead United Way Fox Cities,” said Gianopoulos. “I look forward to connecting with stakeholders in the coming months to listen and learn as we unite to build on current strengths and further fulfill the organization’s mission.”
From board leadership to fund raising to mentoring youth, Gianopoulos has been involved in many nonprofit organizations over the years. He has supported United Way fund raising efforts and annual campaigns, chaired committees responsible for investing in community partners, and served as a member of the United Way Fox Cities’ Grants Committee. In addition, Gianopoulos has supported the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Special Olympics, Catalpa Health, and Fox Valley Symphony, along with many other organizations.
Gianopoulos has called the Fox Cities home since 1980. He lives in Appleton with his wife, Cheryl, a Literacy Coach in the Neenah Joint School District, and their two children. In his free time, he enjoys the arts, local sports, and outdoor activities.