The PLACE Appoints Becky Treece as New CEO to Champion Vision and Dedication

Treece to Lead with a Commitment to Growth

Colorado Springs, CO – The PLACE, a Colorado Springs non-profit that is ensuring all Colorado youth have safe housing, supportive relationships, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency and success, announces the appointment of Becky Treece as the new Chief Executive Officer, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors. This announcement marks the culmination of an extensive nationwide search, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to leadership excellence and dedication to its mission.

The search for a new CEO drew significant interest with over 85 applicants from across the country, reflecting the importance of The PLACE’s mission. Throughout the selection process, Treece distinguished herself with a clear vision for the organization, an inclusive leadership approach, and a dedication to the community The PLACE serves.

Treece, who has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, development, and communications within human services organizations, has a history of impactful roles at Care and Share Food Bank, TESSA, and Warren Village. Her tenure as Chief Development Officer at The PLACE was marked by her strong advocacy for the community and her role in enhancing the annual Off The Street fundraiser.

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In her interim position as CEO, Treece has led with a focus on mission-driven growth and clear communication, which resonated with the board, staff leadership, and community partners. 

“The Board’s decision to appoint Becky as CEO came after a careful and considered process during which her deep-seated passion for our mission and her proven track record of strategic leadership stood out. Becky’s unique blend of experience, her dedication to transparency, and her ability to inspire and rally our team around our core objectives made her the right choice to lead The PLACE into a promising future,” expressed Board Chair, Mimi Brown

Treece officially assumes the role on March 1, although she has been serving in an interim capacity since November 1.

The success of The PLACE is deeply connected to the support of its partners and supporters. As the organization continues its crucial work of aiding youth experiencing homelessness in achieving their life goals, it extends sincere gratitude for the continued support and looks forward to a future of expanded impact with Becky Treece at the helm.

“I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as the new CEO for The PLACE,” said Treece. “I am deeply passionate about providing a safe place to belong for youth experiencing homelessness. I look forward to working with the talented team at The PLACE to further our impact and contribute to positive change in our community.”

“The PLACE has a long history of providing comprehensive support services for youth who are at risk of or have become homeless. There is significant work ahead of us with the opening of The Launchpad, a 50-unit permanent supportive housing apartment community, and maintaining the vital programs that have helped youth exit the streets for more than 20 years,” said Treece. “Now, more than ever, we invite the community to join with us in our pursuit of a future where every youth has a safe place to call home.”

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