Allen Community Outreach Hires New CEO To Lead Agency
2017 Rings in a New Year and Monty Moore as New Leadership for Local Non-profit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -Allen, Texas December 30, 2016:
As long time leader, Glenda May exits her post of 21 years as the Executive Director of Allen Community Outreach at the end of 2016, a new face with a passion for service takes over to guide agency into 2017 and beyond. Beginning January 3, 2017, Monty Moore will take over the position of Chief Executive Officer and will lead a staff of 40+ full-time and part-time employees.
Allen Community Outreach began in 1985 as an information and referral service for families needing assistance and not knowing where help could be found within the county. Over the past three decades the agency has expanded its mission, and now serves hundreds of Allen area and Northeast Collin County families each month to provide help in crisis situations. Preventing hunger and homelessness is ACO’s motto, but providing essential human and social services to transform lives is the mission.
With over ten years of nonprofit experience accompanying a strong business background, Monty Moore has a passion for helping people in need. Monty earned his CPA license after graduating from West Texas A&M University with double major in accounting and finance. After several years honing his business skills, Monty felt drawn to fully pursue his passion of assisting others through the nonprofit sector. He attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU, obtained a Master of Divinity degree, and began working in local churches.
Monty’s experience in churches led him to obtain a greater understanding of poverty and an increasing desire to help those who are struggling to overcome it. He worked with local communities to fight poverty by establishing two nonprofit charities focused on relieving hunger: Feed Lake Highlands in Dallas, and Feed My Sheep in Howe, Texas. With visionary leadership, experience in fund development, and strong financial management skills, Monty views his selection as CEO of Allen Community Outreach as a great opportunity to use his strength and abilities to help ACO fulfill its mission of transforming lives.
“The Board is excited about the leadership and vision Monty brings to Allen Community Outreach. Throughout his professional career, Monty has demonstrated a passion for serving others. It is that passion coupled with his financial acumen that makes him a great fit for leading ACO. With Monty’s guidance, ACO will transform lives in Allen and the surrounding area.” said ACO Board President, Chris Schulmeister.
Moore lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife Kristi, and together they have three children.
Allen Community Outreach is located at 801 E. Main Street in Allen, and houses the ACO Food Pantry and the main location of the ACO Resale Shop with the Administrative Offices at the “one stop shop” for families searching for counseling, financial assistance, food and clothing and other vital services and programs offered at no charge to local families in need. The phone number is 972-72-9131 and the web address is www.acocares.org. Allen Community Outreach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.