Hall named new president of CISNC

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

FOREST CITY— The Board of Directors of Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) announced its decision to select Eric S. Hall as the new President & CEO of the statewide organization on Wednesday.

Hall will be assuming leadership from current President Linda R. Harrill, who will be transitioning to a consultant role as Senior Advisor of Education and Innovation to CISNC.

“We believe Eric will be an outstanding leader, advocate and influencer for Communities In Schools of North Carolina, helping usher the organization into the next chapter of its history in helping at-risk students graduate from school and be prepared for life,” said Tina Wilson, Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs with IBM and Chair of the CISNC Board of Directors.

Bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the education sector, Hall will leave his current position as National Director of Educational Services/Regional Director of AMIkids, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing intervention services to at-risk youth in juvenile justice programs and nontraditional schools in nine states.  He will relocate from Tampa, Fla., to become the President and CEO of CISNC on February 1, 2013.

Brenda Watson, executive director of Communities in Schools Rutherford County says she is looking forward to meeting hall this month.

"The Board of Directors and Staff of Communities In Schools, Rutherford County are excited to welcome Eric Hall as our new President and CEO.  Several of us will have the opportunity to meet with him at the annual State Conference being held the end of January in Raleigh," Watson said. "We would also like to wish our outgoing President & CEO, Linda Harrill, the very best and thank her for her undying passion, commitment and hard work in leading our organization for the past two decades."