YOUNGSTOWN - The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley Board of Directors named James G. Echement as executive director.
Echement has served since 2003 as director of development for the ministry and has spent his career in a range of consulting, management and marketing leadership positions in Pittsburgh and Youngstown.
As director of development at the mission, he was responsible for driving foundation, corporate and individual giving, growing the volunteer base and instituting policy for the mission.
Ron Midgley, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley's board president, said that the board selected Echement after the position became vacant when the Rev. David L. Sherrard resigned, "based on his track record of leadership, commitment to serving the needy and knowledge of the ministry of rescue in the Mahoning Valley."
Echement is a graduate of Duquesne University.