SVP Vancouver is pleased to announce that Gina Ungaro has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
“Sometimes management decisions are pretty easy,” says Kevin Moorhead, SVP Executive Director. “Gina has been critical to the success of SVP for five years, and she will be at the heart of our growth in the years ahead. I’m lucky to have Gina as a source of wisdom and support in these early days in my tenure as Executive Director, and I’m looking forward to working closely with her in her new capacity as Chief Operating Officer.”
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) role will be an expansion of Gina’s previous Director of Engagement role, and include a broader focus on operating systems including finance, HR, and programming. Gina will have three direct reports: Operations, Communications, and Programs.
Gina’s focus on SVP’s people and culture will complement Kevin’s focus on strategic planning and external relations. Her institutional memory, stewardship of culture, and strong relationships with Partners, Investees, and staff are critical building blocks for SVP’s future direction.
“You won’t be surprised to learn that I’m absolutely overjoyed for this opportunity. And honoured,” says Gina. “From my first days back in 2014 as the Manager of Communications and Engagement to my most recent role as SVP’s Interim Executive Director, I feel like I’m a case study for SVP’s model of capacity-building. Thank you to my fellow staff and the SVP board for your faith and encouragement.”