Anixter Center Names New President/CEO, Kevin Limbeck

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Anixter Center names new President/CEO, Kevin Limbeck Premiere service provider for people with disabilities stays close to sector with new appointment.

The Board of Directors of the Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center has named Kevin Limbeck as its President/CEO, effective June 1, 2010.

With an over 25-year career in the human services sector, Mr. Limbeck has served as the Executive Director/CEO of Family Focus, a metropolitan Chicago-based family support organization for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Family Focus, Mr. Limbeck's roles included Vice President for Strategic Planning and Public Policy for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago; Executive Director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless; and Executive Director of United Neighborhood Organization of Little Village.

A respected leader within the Chicago social services sector, Limbeck has been involved in all aspects of leading a human services agency, including strategic planning, fundraising, program development, operations, budgeting, and people development. During his tenure at Family Focus, the agency grew from four (4) to eight (8) outreach centers, including: seven (7) based in Chicago metropolitan area communities and the Midwest Learning Center, which provides early childhood literacy services and professional development in family support throughout Illinois and beyond. During his tenure, Family Focus' participant base expanded from 7,000 to 30,000 and annual budget grew from $2.7 million to $12.4 million.

Former Anixter Center board member Lawrence J. Krema has served as the agency's interim President/CEO since July 1, 2009 and will continue in that role through May 31, 2010.

Anixter Center provides an array of effective, innovative services and supports to more than 5,500 children and adults per year through over 70 programs at 30 locations across greater Chicago. For over 90 years, Anixter Center has offered supports for individuals living with physical, cognitive, developmental, sensory, psychiatric or HIV/AIDS related disabilities. Anixter Center's wide-ranging portfolio of services includes life skills enhancement; communication and health care skills development; counseling; education; employment training/placement services and recreation.

For more information on Anixter Center or its services: or AskAnixter(at)anixter(dot)org.


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Brian Lepacek
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