Daniel McQuaid, president and chief executive of OneOC, is retiring at the end of the year ending a 12-year career with the Santa Ana-based nonprofit resource center, the organization announced this week.
McQuaid will be succeeded by Tim Strauch, vice-president and chief operating officer of OneOC. Strauch has been with the organization for nine years but has a 30-year history working with nonprofits.
OneOC board chairman Peter Duncan made the announcement Wednesday, June 27.
“I am deeply humbled and honored by the board’s decision,” Strauch said in a statement. “I am excited to lead the next chapter of our organization alongside OneOC’s amazing volunteers and staff in serving the needs of local nonprofits and companies to create a stronger, healthier and more vibrant Orange County.”
McQuaid said Strauch was integral in “crafting our vision for the future of OneOC” and said he is confident his successor will do well in continuing the organization’s mission of fostering partnerships between companies and nonprofits to “do greater social good.”
His retirement comes in part due to his philosophies about leadership.
“I think succession is a critical element of a healthy organization,” McQuaid said. “I’m really pleased we have worked hard to develop internal leadership to enable us to smoothly go forward, especially on our strategic plan to go forward on our existing services.”
In retirement, McQuaid said, he plans to consult nonprofits and companies independently, and support OneOC’s efforts in community outreach.
“I’ll also be able to take advantage of that time to be a grandfather and to enjoy things while the wheel still works,” McQuaid joked.