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Nate Rhoton Selected as one∙n∙ten Executive Director

Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Nate Rhoton Selected as one∙n∙ten Executive Director

Search Confirms Rhoton Best Successor to Lead Organization into Future


(February 1, 2018 Phoenix AZ) ─ one∙n∙ten's Board of Directors has named Nate Rhoton, 39, as its new Executive Director. He has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since the former executive retired at the end of 2017. "We are thrilled that Nate will build on the amazing work of Linda Elliott and her years of leading the organization," says Carmen Jandacek, board chair for one∙n∙ten. "We believe he is poised to take the work of the organization and its services supporting LGBTQ youth to our next level of success!"

Nate Rhoton

Rhoton joined the organization in 2015 and has served as one∙n∙ten's Director of Finance and Operations and its Director of Development. He now will lead a team serving LGBTQ youth throughout the Valley and extending into other Arizona communities, including Flagstaff.

"I'm honored to be working with such a dedicated team focused on serving LGBTQ youth across our state," says Nate Rhoton. "Our efforts will continue to focus on housing, workforce and leadership development and maximizing the community impact of our new youth center."  Rhoton takes the helm as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary of serving youth ages 14-24.

Rhoton is tasked with overseeing one∙n∙ten programs, which include its Youth Center, the Queer Blended Learning Center - an online high school diploma partnership with K12; OUTdoors! Camp - the largest LGBTQ camp of its kind attracting youth from all over North America; the Promise of a New Day (P.O.N.D) housing program for homeless youth; the YES program - a life skills and youth employment program, and a half a dozen one∙n∙ten satellite centers across Arizona. Its signature event, FRESH Brunch, is coming up Sunday, February 11th, and is notable as one of the largest and best attended nonprofit fundraising galas in Arizona.

Rhoton is a seasoned operations and finance professional and held roles in operations, business development and business planning with Sky Construction & Engineering and General Mills. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from ASU in economics, is a graduate of Valley Leadership, a Flinn-Brown Leadership Fellow, and has participated in other professional development and leadership programs.

Rhoton has also been civically involved as Board Co-Chair for Equality Arizona, The Melonhead Foundation supporting childhood cancer initiatives and as the Gala Committee Chair for the Human Rights Campaign. He has been recognized for his community service with the Mayor Phil Gordon Community Spirit Award, Phoenix Pride in 2015, the Neil Giuliano Alumni Award from ASU in 2013, and the Local Hero's Award from One Community Foundation in 2012.


About one∙n∙ten

Founded in 1993, one∙n∙ten is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting LGBTQ youth. We provide youth aged 14 to 24 with tools to improve self-esteem by providing access to social programs that promote self-acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. one∙n∙ten provides a comprehensive set of programs and services, including supportive youth centers, housing programs, employment programs, Q High, athletics, arts and music, and partnerships with national LGBTQ organizations. one∙n∙ten is building a world where all LGBTQ youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities and empowered to lead.


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