People Inc. names next president and CEO
Bryan Phipps will be promoted to replace Abingdon nonprofit's retiring CEO
Bryan Phipps has been named the next president and CEO of Abingdon-based nonprofit People Inc., the organization announced in a news release.
The 17-year veteran of the community action agency will serve as senior vice president until current President and CEO Robert G. Goldsmith retires at the end of December.
Phipp has more than 21 years of experience in nonprofit development and management. As People Inc.’s vice president and chief development officer, he worked to increase the agency’s investment capital and services to low-income communities and was instrumental in the creation of People Inc.’s New Markets Tax Credit program. He will lead a staff of nearly 300 and manage a $30 million budget.
Phipps graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with degrees in history and political science and is a certified community action professional. He is a native of Clintwood and lives in Big Stone Gap with his wife and three daughters.
People Inc. offers a variety of services, including community economic development and workforce development programs, including financial assistance microenterprise loans, business training and technical services. It serves Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Washington, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Frederick, Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Prince William counties and the cities of Bristol, Manassas and Manassas Park.