Metro Caring CEO Rev. Lynne Butler to leave end of year

December 08, 2016
Photo by Charmaine Robledo for the Mountain Sky Area
Metro Caring CEO the Rev. Lynne Butler gives introductions during a civic groups' gathering Sept. 9 for Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto.

CEO Announcement for Metro Caring

Note: This announcement was originally sent via email. View the email online.

After seven years leading Metro Caring, Lynne Butler is assuming new responsibilities for her family and consulting business and as a result, will be leaving us at year-end. While saddened by her departure, we celebrate the integral role she played in our expansion process, developing frontlines capacity for Metro Caring to be the community’s leading hunger-prevention advocate and direct programming provider.

Under her directorship, Metro Caring has grown: nutrition, health equity and job training are priorities; city and national connections have been established for moving Denver toward food security. We’re positioned for additional growth as the organization moves to the next level in our vision for ending food deserts locally. Metro Caring continues as the organizing champion for food waste reduction with the ability to share healthful food for those who are hungry.

The current President of the Board of Trustees, Michael (Mike) Porter has accepted the position of Acting CEO for Metro Caring, effective January 1, 2017. Mike is the former owner of Nexus Corporation, a greenhouse manufacturing industry leader, headquartered in Northglenn. Joining him as Co-Acting CEO for Metro Caring is Cheryl Longtin, former owner and President of Nexus. Cheryl has both an MBA and a law degree and previously was responsible for both legal and operations functions in public and privately held companies. Mike and Cheryl look forward to providing leadership to the Metro Caring team of employees and volunteers during this transition period.

Metro Caring will continue to announce exciting updates on programmatic developments and the process for hiring the next Chief Executive Officer.