Tony Latham, VP Mission Based Services
Earlier this year when Jim Halpin announced his retirement, after 37 years as Vice President of Program Services, everyone agreed his would be difficult shoes to fill. Fortunately, the right person came along in the form of Tony Latham, former Executive Director with Family Promise of Skagit Valley.
With Latham’s new title of Vice President of Mission Based Services, he is responsible to oversee job-development activities for persons with disabilities seeking employment opportunities in the Skagit Valley.
Job development is the process of working with employers and job candidates to find a good fit for both. Since Chinook’s inception in 1980, development efforts have helped more than 1,000 people find meaningful employment locally. Some of those initial placements are still active today, more than 30 years later.
When asked about his new position, Latham replied, “I’m excited to see how I can contribute at Chinook by helping employers find a stable workforce and individuals find jobs that improves their lives.”
Before entering the non-profit management world, Latham served in the Army National Guard and spent one year overseas in Iraq. During his final years in military service, Latham earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.