Whitney Benefits new Executive Director: working to continue a legacy

Whitney Benefits Foundation Executive Director Erin Kilbride.

In early December of 2022, the Whitney Benefits Foundation Board of Trustees announced that Erin Kilbride will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. 

According to Board President Roy Garber, after 22-years of dedicated service, Whitney Benefits Executive Director Patrick Henderson retired. Garber said the board considered hiring an interim to fill the void while the board searched for a worthy successor. But the staff of Whitney Benefits stepped up, Garber said, and putting larger goals and projects aside for the time being, staff ran Whitney Benefits while the search for a new executive director began. 

After working with Peak Consulting and conducting an extensive regional search, former Executive Director of the Tongue River Valley Community Center Erin Kilbride was selected for the position. 

While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse program, Kilbride told listeners that she intends to work with the Whitney Benefits board of trustees and lead staff to continue the legacy of Edward A. Whitney. 

E. Kilbride 

The Whitney Benefits student loan program provides interest-free student loans to Sheridan and Johnson County high school graduates for not only university and colleges, but technical and vocational institutions as well.

Whitney Benefit’s mission is to carry out the wishes of Mr. Edward A. Whitney, as outlined in his Last Will and Testament, dated May 9, 1917. According to their mission, it is the intention of the Board of Trustees to act in a fiscally responsible manner, while responding to the needs of its beneficiaries and Sheridan County’s communities.

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