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Bethany Christian Services Names New President and Chief Executive Officer

News release from Bethany Christian Services, June 07, 2023

Bethany Christian Services, an international Christian nonprofit that supports children and families through world-class social services, today announced the appointment of Keith Cureton as incoming President and Chief Executive Officer. Cureton comes to Bethany with a background serving at-risk youth at Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii where he built out culture, programs, and policies to strengthen the organization for long term health and impact. He will be assuming the role from interim President and CEO Bill Blacquiere effective July 10, 2023.

“It is a tremendous honor to join Bethany’s work serving children and families across the country and the globe. My wife and I have experienced firsthand the critical need for a support system that strengthens families through our own journey as foster parents and adopting our four beautiful children,” said Cureton. “Over the last few decades, I’ve seen the dynamic work that nonprofits can accomplish with effective strategies and structures in place that empower staff to serve well and scale mission impact. I’m passionate about the call God has given us, and I look forward to working alongside Bethany’s talented, world-class staff.”

After an extensive vetting and interview process, Bethany’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Cureton based on his decades of expertise in global corporate leadership, experience with faith-based nonprofits, and personal lived experience serving at-risk youth.

“As Bethany works to strategically scale our global reach to serve more children and families, I am confident that Keith’s expertise in business structure and experience leading national and international organizations will be a great asset for this mission,” said interim President and CEO Bill Blacquiere. “I look forward to working with Keith and our staff to ensure a smooth transition as Bethany looks ahead to the future, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives and helping families thrive.”

For more information about Bethany Christian Services, visit www.Bethany.org.

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Bethany Christian Services Names Keith Cureton President and Chief Executive Officer

News Release from CarterBaldwin Executive Search 

CarterBaldwin Executive Search is proud to partner again with Bethany Christian Services, an international Christian nonprofit that supports children and families through world-class social services, in announcing the appointment of Keith Cureton as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be assuming the role from interim President and CEO Bill Blacquiere effective July 10, 2023.

After an extensive vetting and interview process, Bethany’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Cureton based on his decades of expertise in global corporate leadership, experience with faith-based nonprofits, and personal lived experience serving at-risk youth.

Keith joins Bethany with a background serving at-risk youth at Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii where, as director of ethics and compliance, he built out culture, programs, and policies to strengthen the organization for long term health and impact.

Prior to Kamehameha Schools, Keith spent more than 20 years at United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS), serving in several leadership roles in corporate strategy, enterprise risk management, and compliance and ethics. He retired from UPS as chief compliance and ethics officer.

Keith earned his MBA from Franklin University and a BA in business/economics from Malone University.

Click here to read Bethany’s full announcement.

About Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit that supports children and families with world-class social services, all designed to help families thrive. Bethany recruits, vets, and trains volunteers to provide a network of support for struggling and isolated families, stepping in to bridge the gap when a support system is not readily available. Over 75 years ago, they began their ministry by serving a single child. Today, they work in more than 30 states and around the world, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives every year.

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Keith Cureton named Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics and Compliance

News Release from Kamehameha Schools

HONOLULU (July 29, 2021) – Keith Cureton has been named director of Ethics and Compliance for Kamehameha Schools (KS). He is responsible for ensuring our organization maintains policies and procedures in agreement with the timeless values of our KS legacy. His team guides and develops programs focused on prevention, detection, and response to potential misconduct.

Prior to joining KS, Keith was Global Vice President of Compliance and Ethics for UPS, which included oversight of all domestic and international compliance programs for employees, customers, and vendors. He directed a team of compliance professionals, managing offices in Singapore, Brussels, Dubai, Miami and Atlanta. Before stepping into the VP position, he served as UPS’ Director of Enterprise Risk Management.

Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Malone University, an MBA from Franklin University, and a master’s in project management from George Washington University.

He shares his industry expertise by dedicating his time as a speaker on the subjects of leadership, compliance and ethics, change management, and enterprise risk management.

“Keith’s decades of leadership experience in risk management, ethics and compliance make him a valuable addition to the trust,” said General Counsel and Vice President John Komeiji. “His generosity of spirit in sharing his professional savvy make him a welcome member of our business community as well.”

Cureton and his wife, Dr. Deborah Burdick-Cureton, recently relocated to Hawai‘i from Atlanta. “As adoptive parents of four children, my wife and I are especially sensitive to the need to build thriving communities and continue to advance education for all keiki,” Cureton said. “I feel privileged to be able to use my experiences and skills to play a part in such a historic legacy and ever-expanding mission.”

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About Kamehameha Schools

Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of Native Hawaiian people through education. KS envisions a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, grow into ʻōiwi leaders who inspire and contribute to their communities, both locally and globally. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews). 

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