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Introducing Sound Generations CEO Jim Wigfall

Aging and Disability Services’ largest community partner, Sound Generations, has named Jim Wigfall as its new Chief Executive Officer. A long-standing Boeing executive leader, Wigfall joined Sound Generations in mid-April 2018.

Sound Generations is a comprehensive nonprofit organization that has served older adults and adults with disabilities throughout King County for more than 50 years. Their award-winning and nationally recognized programs (see links below) ensure optimal aging by improving elder health and providing food security and social connection.

Sound Generations CEO Jim Wigfall meets with program staff.

“Sound Generations is so very fortunate to secure a strategist like Jim Wigfall as our new Chief Executive Officer,” said Sound Generations board chair Mark Stensager. “Jim will lead this organization towards a path of sustainable growth.”

A Sound Generations press release stated that the board anticipates that Wigfall’s 30-plus years of executive experience, sound business acumen, vast understanding of a team-based systems approach to continuous improvement, and fundraising, policy, and advocacy experience will enhance the vitality of the organization and propel its important work forward.

“This opportunity comes at a perfect time, both for me and for the organization,” said Wigfall. “I’m excited about guiding Sound Generations toward meeting the emerging and growing needs of one of the fast-growing demographics in King County.”

Wigfall said he looks forward to developing a strategic focus for the future, building on Sound Generations’ assets: outstanding staff and programs. He acknowledged that, as a baby boomer with aging parents, he is personally and professionally motivated to advance the Sound Generations mission and promote active living and independence.

“After a month of visiting, meeting with clients, and experiencing the delivery of Sound Generations’ services, I have learned that our organization’s staff is hard working and passionate about meeting the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in King County,” Wigfall said in mid-May. “They strive to be responsive, caring, and intentional about the quality of service and access they provide to our clients. They are a resilient group that has been the foundation for moving the mission of this organization forward for 50-plus years. I am excited about the future of this organization and its purpose in the community. I look forward to steering Sound Generations in an exciting new direction.”

Wigfall’s community involvement includes board membership with the King County Library System and Special Olympics Washington, as well as the Citadel School of Business Advisory Board, his alma mater. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Wigfall resides in Newcastle and has one daughter, who lives out of the area. In his spare time, he writes fiction, plays golf, and is an avid sports fan.

Sound Generations, formerly known as Senior Services, was established in 1967. Currently, the organization comprises 182 employees and more than 2,200 volunteers. Many programs and services receive federal and state Aging Network funding support through contracts with Aging and Disability Services. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Sound Generations receives funding from additional sources as well. Learn more:

For more information, visit www.soundgenerations.org.

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