Timothy Fatzinger, vice president for resource development at United Way of the Capital Region, has been selected to succeed Joseph Capita as president and CEO, the board announced Friday.
Fatzinger, 45, of Mechanicsburg, was one of two finalists from a national search and the only internal candidate, according to a news release from the organization.
He joined United Way of Pennsylvania shortly after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and joined United Way of the Capital Region five years later.
The board said he has been instrumental in a long run of successful fall fund raising campaigns that have exceeded every goal since 2004.
Capita, 63, announced his retirement last January following his 15th consecutive campaign as president and CEO. His retirement is effective January 31.
The board said that under Capita's leadership, United Way of the Capital Region grew to become one of the leading fundraising United Ways in the nation, and exceeded its fund raising goals in recent years despite natural disasters in New Orleans, Haiti, Japan and locally, as well as experiencing the worst economy since the Great Depression.