Colorado Nonprofit Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Lydia McCoy as the new vice president and chief operating officer. McCoy has a long history with nonprofits across the state and more than 15 years of experience working within the nonprofit sector. Throughout her career within the nonprofit community, McCoy has served on numerous boards including holding the position of board chair with Colorado Nonprofit Association’s board of directors.
As stated by Renny Fagan, CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association “Lydia’s understanding of our state’s charitable sector will help to achieve our long-term vision of leading Colorado to have our nation’s most effective, vibrant and innovative nonprofit community essential to the quality of life in our state.”
In her new role with Colorado Nonprofit Association, McCoy will be involved in many aspects of implementation of the strategic plan, as well as managing delivery and effectiveness of Colorado Nonprofit Association’s programs across the state. McCoy’s previous positions include serving as executive director of Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation and executive director of Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition.
“I have so much respect and admiration for my fellow nonprofit professionals’ daily commitment to thriving communities, and I’m honored to be a part of amplifying their voices and creating an environment that sets them up for success,” said Lydia McCoy, VP-COO of Colorado Nonprofit Association.
McCoy joins Colorado Nonprofit Association after serving on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s board of directors for nearly seven years and holding the chair position since March 2016. In addition to serving on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s board of directors, McCoy is also the past chair of National Young Nonprofit Professionals’ (YNPN) board of directors. She has participated in the El Pomar Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, was a member of the 2016 class of Leadership Denver, represented Colorado at the National Nonprofit Congress and was a fellow with Social Venture Partners Denver. She has presented at local and national conferences and has consulted on nonprofit capacity building, governance, advocacy and emerging leadership.