Newhouse Shelter appoints Jim Bogle president and CEO

Newhouse Shelter Appoints Jim Bogle President and CEO

Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2012) – Newhouse, Kansas City’s oldest domestic violence shelter, has appointed Jim Bogle president and CEO.

Bogle has been the organization’s interim leader since August 2012. He’s made an immediate impact in this short time, benefitting Newhouse through new community partnerships, which have generated increased revenue and volunteer support.

“Jim brings two critical elements to the role: passion and executive leadership. This perspective will allow Newhouse to run like a business – with the heart of a non-profit,” said Vicki Kraft, chairwoman, Newhouse Board of Directors.

Bogle’s career has included senior leadership positions at companies such as Sprint, MCI and IBM. He’s been a Newhouse volunteer for the past four years, as well as an active participant in the Executive Service Corps, where he’s advised leaders of other Kansas City non-profits.

“Jim’s strategic planning, global operations and marketing experience at FORTUNE 500 companies will prove beneficial as we consider the future of Newhouse and how the organization can better equip women to break the cycle of abuse,” said Kraft.

Newhouse provided women and children with nearly 26,000 nights free from violence in 2011 – up from 21,000 nights in 2009. In addition, the organization received nearly 10,000 calls to its crisis hotline in 2011 – up from 5,000 calls in 2009.

“Domestic violence is reported in Missouri every 16 minutes. My goal for Newhouse is to reverse this negative trend through reinvigorated training and outreach programs,” Bogle said. “I want Newhouse to be so effective at stopping domestic violence that I essentially put myself out of a job.”

Founded in 1971, Newhouse is an 86-bed shelter for women and children providing residents with tools for breaking the cycle of abuse including job skills, nutrition and financial literacy training. To volunteer, donate or for more information, visit:

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