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Pioneer Center names co-CEOs

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MCHENRY -- Pioneer Center for Human Services announced the appointment of Sam Tenuto and Frank Samuel as co-CEOs of the McHenry County-based agency. "After appointing Sam as interim chief executive officer in December 2015 and hiring Frank as chief financial officer in early 2016, the board of directors spent extensive time evaluating current operations, clarifying agency values and making prudent decisions about the direction of our agency," said Michael Moushey, president of Pioneer Center's board in 2016.

Implementing a shared CEO model allows the agency to capture the unique and diverse strengths of two individuals to run an organization that relies heavily on both high quality individual care and financial dexterity. The move poises the agency to continue strengthening its foundation and organization structure to better position it for stability and long term sustainability.

Tenuto has been with Pioneer Center since March of 2013. He has over 20 years' experience in developing and operating social service programs. He has a master's degree in public health management from Northern Illinois University. Tenuto has experience in intellectual and developmental disability programs, regulatory requirements and places great importance on engaging with community partners, families and stakeholders.

Samuel brings more than 25 years of accounting, finance and operations experience to the agency. He has an MBA in finance from Indiana University. Samuel's background in organization and process efficiency as well as financial management provides overall value and structure to an organization.

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