LARGO – Effective June 27, Susan Rolston will be retiring from the position of CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas.
Rolston has spent her entire career adding potential to the lives of children, first with the Pinellas County School District and then at Big Brothers Big Sisters. She joined the agency in March of 2001.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the board members and executive staff by working together to enrich the lives of children who need us the most,” Rolston shared in her retirement announcement to her staff members.
Rolston will leave the agency with a scholarship endowment for graduating Littles, designed to help combat generational poverty.
Over the past decade, the agency has accomplished substantial growth in the number of children served under Rolston’s leadership, from 400 in 2001 to 1,433 in 2013.
“Being recognized locally and nationally as an evidence-based social service nonprofit that provides high quality mentoring to children is extremely rewarding,” Rolston stated. “Reaching that level of achievement in the midst of diversifying revenue sources was a satisfying, yet aggressive challenge.”
As a champion for children living in adversity, Rolston expects to stay engaged with local programs and activities that will give children in need the opportunity for a better life.
Dave Fox, president of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Board of Directors and senior vice president of Manufacturing & Advertiser Content at ValPak, thanked Rolston for her leadership on behalf of the board of directors.
“Susan’s legacy will continue to further the agency under the steadfast direction of the strong team established during her years of service,” he said.
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County call 518-8860 or visit www.bbbspc.org.