The Valley Hope Foundation turned to the Kansas Department of Commerce for its next CEO.
The commerce department announced Wednesday that Secretary Pat George will be leaving Topeka to join the Norton-based nonprofit substance abuse treatment program. Valley Hope has treatment centers in seven states, with five in Kansas. That includes the Moundridge facility.
George will become only the fourth CEO since the organization's founding in 1967. He succeeds Ken Gregoire, who is leaving after 38 years with Valley Hope.