Jim Mullen serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer at United Way of Summit & Medina. Jim joined the organization as the seventh President & CEO in the organizations 100+ year history. During his leadership United Way of Summit & Medina has grown to one of the largest United Way’s in the State of Ohio and a Top 50 United Way in the Country.
As President & CEO, Jim has brought thought leadership and innovation to the work of United Way for the benefit, impact and growth of our local community. This is highlighted through the impact and work of Bold Goals 2025. These Bold Goals set the vision for the organization through transformational and lasting change. This is done through shared initiatives, partnerships and measurable outcomes.
Over Jim’s tenure, United Way of Summit & Medina has expanded its footprint and programming that allows for client facing direct service work. The merger of InfoLine and Medina County coupled with the implementation of programs such as Financial Empowerment Centers and Family Resource Centers have been instrumental in the success and results of the Bold Goals.
Prior to arriving back in Northeast Ohio, Jim spent much of his career in the United Way network in charge of multi-million dollar fundraising efforts at United Way of Greater Cleveland and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Over his tenure with United Way Jim has been a part of teams that have increased revenue by millions of dollars through relationship development, authenticity and engagement.
Beyond his work with United Way, Jim has extensive background in change management and organizational management. He owned and operated successful small businesses in Lakewood, Ohio and served as the Executive Director of the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Cleveland for Northeast Ohio.
Jim graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree, and received a mini-masters of business administration from Belmont University in Nashville. He is actively involved in the community though board service at the Greater Akron Chamber, ConxusNEO, County of Summit Social Service Advisory Board and Revere Youth Football. He and his wife Beth have three children; Toby, Neve and Jack and they reside in Akron.