Today, the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s (NLC) board of directors announced that Charles (Charlie) D. Imbergamo, MA, CFRE, will be the next chief executive officer for the organization, effective July 1, 2023.
This decision comes after a rigorous, four-month search for NLC’s next CEO, led by a CEO Transition Committee chaired by Mariana Bugallo-Muros and supported by Katherine Young with Young Search Partners. Charlie will succeed Emily Benham when she retires after nearly nine successful years as CEO on June 30.
In a note to NLC staff, CEO Transition Committee Chair Mariana Bugallo-Muros summarized several of the reasons the board chose Charlie for this crucial role:
Before joining the Nonprofit Leadership Center, Charlie was the founding president and CEO of the first Cristo Rey Network School in Florida, a college preparatory high school and corporate work-study program for underrepresented youth in Tampa. He has also served as president and CEO of two different learning institutions in Texas.
A native of New York, Charlie earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, New York, a master’s in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Charlie has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2012 and is a certified facilitator of the Conflict Dynamics Profile® and TCC Group’s® Core Capacity Assessment Tool.
When Charlie is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the water on his boat Seaquel. He is a fan of good food, music and theater and is proud to call Tampa Bay home.