The Board of Directors of Samaritan House, Inc. has selected former board chair Norbert White as its new president and CEO.

White stepped down from his position as chairman earlier this year to apply for the position after Steve Dutton announced he was leaving the role in April. Dutton will retire at the end of the year after 15 years as the agency’s leader.

Samaritan House provides housing and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

White, who has volunteered with the organization since 2008, was selected from a large pool of applicants because of his familiarity with the organization and his leadership during the year he was board chair, as well as his experience in senior management in the for-profit sector.

He is currently a national client relations consultant based in D-FW for World Class Coaches, international personal and professional coaching company.

Jim Johnson, current board chair, said in a statement that the board “is excited to support Norbert’s cross-over to the CEO’s role in the organization and believes that he will help strengthen the management team we have in place and continue our success in transforming lives.”