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Ellington Leaving Post at Leadership Prince William

By Potomac Local February 15, 2013 5:47 pm

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — The woman described as the “heart and soul” of Leadership Prince William is moving on.

Kathy Elllington, who served as Executive Director for the nine-month program that aims to develop civic-minded leaders in both business and government, will head to Arlington.

More in a message from Bennett C. Whitlock, who serves on the Executive Committee of Leadership Prince William:

As all of you know who have worked with her over the past six years, Kathy has been the heart and soul of Leadership Prince William, from its infancy through six exceptional classes and a time of incredible growth. She has been our Executive Director, our friend and, in many cases, our mentor.

Although we are sad to see her leave Leadership Prince William, we are excited for Kathy as she embarks on a new chapter in her professional life. We support her decision and know we are all better for her leadership of our program during its first six years. Be assured, Kathy will continue to be a resource for us as we walk through this transition process.

Kathy told us: “It has been the highlight of my professional career to be a part of and help develop the model that Leadership Prince William uses to grow and sustain a new generation of leaders in our community. This has been my passion.”

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I also want to ensure all of you—our current class, alumni, sponsors and friends–that Leadership Prince William will continue to be a thriving, successful organization as we move into our next phase. The Board of Regents will take on some additional tasks during this interim period, and we will immediately create a search committee. As leaders, we will step up and ensure Leadership Prince William continues to fulfill our mission.

Ellington is the wife of the recently ousted Jay Ellington, who resigned last month after serving as the Director of Prince William County’s Parks and Recreation Department.

That department was formed after the Prince William County Park Authority merged with county government in 2012.

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  • Kathy Bentz

    Kathy will be greatly missed, but what a legacy she leaves behind as she moves on to Leadership Arlington. Thanks for your leadership, generosity and graciousness, Kathy!