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United Way of Tarrant County president and CEO TD Smyers is retiring

The United Way of Tarrant County on Tuesday announced the retirement of President and CEO TD Smyers.

Smyers has been with the United Way of Tarrant County since December 2015, when he joined as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He took over as president and CEO on July 1, 2017. His last day is Dec. 31.

The United Way said it expects to announce a replacement by the end of the summer.

Under Smyers’ leadership, the United Way of Tarrant County and the University of North Texas Health Science Center spent two years studying the organization’s role and identifying the county’s greatest needs, according to a press release from the organization. The assessment found the top issues facing Tarrant County were housing and homelessness; health, mental health and wellness; transportation; early education, early childhood and youth; and basic needs, emergency assistance and financial stability.

Before joining the United Way of Tarrant County, Smyers spent four years as regional CEO for the American Red Cross North Texas Region. He retired from the U.S. Navy in July 2011 after serving as commanding officer of the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.