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The Arc CCR Introduces New Interim Executive Director

October 10, 2016

The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region Board of Directors announces the appointment of Allen Hatton as the new interim executive director. Hatton is following Kate Rollason who is retiring at the end of September. Allen will hold the position approximately 9 months while the Board prepares for and launches a search for Kate’s successor. The Board has named a Sustainability Committee to oversee the search process and has hired the firm Raffa, PC to conduct the transition and search activities. 

Hatton has served in several interim executive roles, including The Springboard Center, Inc. in Midland, TX, and RAR Outdoor Services in Baltimore, MD. He is also President of the Hatton Group, a Management Consulting Company.

A graduate of the University of Baltimore, Hatton earned his BS in Business Administration and holds a coaching certification from Coach University.

Previously, Hatton served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Brown Corporation in Baltimore, MD, an Interim Executive and Corporate Identity consulting firm.

“I am truly honored and excited about being selected by the Board of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region to serve as their interim executive director. The opportunity to work for such a noble cause in a well-run organization that has incredibly experienced staff and dedicated leadership is rare. We will carry on the great work that has been done and remain open to new opportunities and creating possibilities.”

Steve Brennan, Board President of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, is looking forward toward the transition. “At The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Kate built a foundation so strong and absolute that her successor, staff, parents, individuals and self-advocates can face the future with confidence. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Hatton in continuing Ms. Rollason’s legacy and continuing to grow to meet the needs of the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.”

The Arc’s mission is to promote respect, create opportunities and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc provides an array of services including employment training, drop-in services, community homes, crisis intervention and educational advocacy. For more information on the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, visit


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