Keith Cureton ‘85 named Bethany Christian Service's sixth president and chief executive officer

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Bethany Christian Services, an international Christian nonprofit that supports children and families through world-class social services, recently announced the appointment of Keith Cureton ‘85 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 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.”

“We are beyond excited to see a Malone graduate step into a leadership role for one of the most important Christian organizations in the world,” said Malone University President Gregory Miller. “The kind of global impact that Bethany Christian Services makes on behalf of Christ’s Kingdom is unmatched, and I am confident that Keith’s wisdom and expertise will ensure that Bethany’s mission continues to be fulfilled for years to come.”