The United Way of Greater Houston board of trustees has appointed Amanda M. McMillian as organization president and CEO, effective May 1.

McMillian will succeed Anna M. Babin, who announced her resignation May 23, 2019, after serving 14 years as the organization’s CEO, stepping down once a new CEO was in place.

McMillian most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., where she was a member of the executive committee and was responsible for Anadarko’s legal, human resources, and real estate and facilities functions until August 2019.

“I’m humbled and thrilled by the opportunity to help amplify the tremendous work that United Way and our partner agencies are doing every day—whether it’s providing basic needs through our 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, or helping families create and sustain long-term financial stability,” McMillian said in a news release.

As CEO, McMillian will guide United Way’s new strategic direction, Second Century Vision, which strengthens the organization’s focus on serving and being the champion for the area’s most vulnerable families and individuals, according to the release.

Babin will remain with United Way as a senior adviser to assist with the transition.