Tim Farrell

Chief Executive Officer | San Antonio, TX

Tim Farrell is the Chief Executive Officer of United Through Reading. He served as an American Airman for more than 23 years, and is a veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. Tim retired from the U.S. Air Force in September 2011 after his final deployment as the Commander of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

Though “retired” from the Air Force, Tim stays just a little bit busier than that. Besides leading United Through Reading, Tim’s decade-plus of nonprofit leadership currently includes service as a trustee of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, and as a Texas State Leader and one of the “Veterans for Smart Power” within the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Tim previously served as Chief Operating Officer of MCEC – the Military Child Education Coalition, and Operation Homefront; Chief Executive Officer of NAVSO – The National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations; a City Council-confirmed appointee to the City of San Antonio’s Veterans Affairs Commission; and as the chair of the board of directors of Students of Service (SOS) – San Antonio.

Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and an executive certificate in transformational nonprofit leadership from the University of Notre Dame. But more importantly, he’s Gina’s husband, Aidan and Keagan’s dad, and grateful for his continued opportunities to serve.