Austin Bridge Builders Alliance announced Sept. 20 that its executive director, Rich Carney, will step down next year after nearly 10 years in the role.

The organization serves as a “faith-based convener” in Austin for businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and the education and government sectors to collaborate.

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Per a news release from the organization, Carney first took over as executive director in 2014. In the years since, he has led the organization through many initiatives, such as its CEO and Pastor Dinner, Global Leadership Summit and small-business mentoring program the Foundry.

ABBA representatives said that while there are several candidates in the pipeline, the organization is looking to interview additional candidates for a start date of March 1, 2024.

In the meantime, they said, Carney is still “actively engaged in the organization and leading ABBA.”

Interested candidates can apply for the role by sending their resume to [email protected].

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“[Carney] is a visionary leader with a heart for the Austin region,” ABBA Board Chair Wade Lombard said in the release. “He is leaving ABBA in a very strong position to continue in our mission to impact the community through its work to bring together church and business leaders from all sectors to put their faith into action and demonstrate the love of Christ within the community they call home.”