United Way of Central Georgia Appoints Carl Tims as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Education Initiatives and ALICE Framework

United Way of Central Georgia (UWCG) proudly announces the appointment of Carl Tims as the organization's new Chief Operating Officer (COO)

In this pivotal role, Tims will lead existing Education Initiatives and implement a new framework centered around ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families in Central Georgia.

Originally from Thomasville, Georgia, Tims brings extensive executive-level experience to his new position. Previously at GEICO for 30 years, he demonstrated remarkable leadership, ascending from a customer service representative to Assistant Vice President and ultimately achieving the role of Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer.

UWCG is enthusiastic about Tims' dedication to emphasizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in his new role as COO. His commitment aligns seamlessly with the organization's mission to enhance the well-being of our community through a more inclusive and equitable approach.

"I'm thrilled to join United Way of Central Georgia as COO, leading Education Initiatives, standing up our ALICE framework and championing DEI. I’m looking forward to creating lasting impact together on our community's well-being!" said Tims.

His commitment to community service is evident through his involvement as a former United Way of Central Georgia Board member and current roles on the Boards of Directors for the Tubman Museum and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

"Carl comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience and an unyielding commitment to community service. We're confident that his contributions will significantly amplify the impact of our Education Initiatives and groundbreaking ALICE framework at United Way of Central Georgia. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team!" expressed George McCanless, President, and CEO.

Tims is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University and holds professional designations, including Casualty Claims Law Associate (CCLA), Associate in Claims (AIC), and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is a current member of the 100 Black Men of America-Macon/Middle Georgia and a former member of the Board of Directors for the National Urban League, Washington-DC Board of Trade, and Economic Club-DC. Tims is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

He is married to Carol Turner Tims, and the couple has two children, Ciera, an educator in the Houston County School District, and Camden, a sophomore at Florida A&M University.