After 12 years of service to The Bridge to Recovery, current Chief Operating Officer, Paul Hamblin, is set to retire at the end of 2022. Just last week, the Board of Directors announced Butch Glover as the new Executive Director as part of a larger succession plan enacted earlier this year.
Bowling Green, October 19th, 2022 – The Bridge to Recovery was pleased to announce Butch Glover, industry veteran and longtime program supporter, as the new Executive Director during their recent 50th Anniversary Celebration. With over two hundred people in attendance, current CEO, Paul Hamblin, passed the torch by handing over the symbolic “Key to The Bridge.”
Paul Hamblin has served as CEO of The Bridge to Recovery since 2013 after several years in a business development leadership role. He announced his plans to retire earlier this year and worked collaboratively with The Bridge’s Board of Directors, Leadership Team, and an outside consulting agency to field interest, interview, and vet the potential candidates.
“We are excited to have Butch join our team. He brings with him an incredible knowledge of the industry, a passion for doing mission-driven nonprofit work, and a tremendous clinical background that will benefit our growth for years to come.”Paul Hamblin, Current CEO of TBTR
Butch has a bachelor’s degree from Lambuth University and an MBA from Union University with a focus in Organizational Behavior. He has extensive clinical experience, beginning in 1989, and has continued to maintain a private practice specializing in family-of-origin work. In 2006 Butch was named Regional Outreach Coordinator for Cumberland Heights, and in 2013, he became a member of the Executive Leadership Team as Chief Clinical Officer, continuing in 2015 when he moved to Chief Operations Officer. In recovery since 1986, Butch is also a State Licensed and Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor since 1992.
Paul is only the second person to serve in the role since the retirement of Bridge founders, Paul and Carol Cannon in 2009, with Butch now becoming the third in succession.
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