Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer to Resign Amid Turmoil Following Sex Abuse Allegations Against Co-Founder

Thursday, October 10, 2019

By Noelle Crombie

Longtime Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer plans to resign Thursday, two days after an Oregonian/OregonLive investigation found that executives at the international relief organization allowed co-founder Ellsworth Culver to remain in a top role after his daughter accused him of serial sexual abuse.

Keny-Guyer, 65, has led Mercy Corps since 1994 and helped transform the organization into a preeminent humanitarian agency.

Multiple employees said they had been told Keny-Guyer was drafting his resignation letter.

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Source: The Oregonian (link opens in a new window)

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