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United Way hires new EVP

Written by Mindia Whittier

The nonprofit executive brings more than two decades of experience to the role.

United Way of Tarrant County has appointed a new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  

Gary Doubrava, Jr. joined the organization at the end of July.

As Chief Financial Officer, Doubrava will be responsible for all financial matters of the organization, information technology and facilities management. He will work closely with United Way of Tarrant County President and CEO Leah King and partner with senior leadership and the board of directors to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization.

Doubrava’s expertise includes risk mitigation, cash management, internal controls and strategic vision. Before joining United Way of Tarrant County, Gary served as Chief Financial Officer at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for nine years. He led the Garden through expansion by opening an additional Garden in Gainesville, GA, secured financing to acquire land to further expand the Garden in the future and led the Garden through the pandemic. Prior to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gary served as Controller for the Georgia Aquarium.

Doubrava holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Shawnee State University. He has served as a board member for Silver Knight Security, LLC, HOA and Tyrone Youth Baseball.

United Way of Tarrant County brings together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to solve social issues affecting the region. The agency helps more than 300,000 people annually.

“United Way of Tarrant County is proud to welcome Gary Doubrava as Chief Financial Officer, who is bringing more than 20 years of experience in finance, working in public, private and non-profit sectors,” said King. “I have the utmost confidence that he will be an asset to our team and help us continue to address the most pressing needs in our community.”

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