Julie Seaver has been named Compass’ new executive director.  

"I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve the board of trustees and my community as the agency's E.D.," Seaver said in a prepared statement. "Compass has an impressive 30-year legacy providing direct services and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community. I am thrilled to continue in this role with an incredible team of staff, board members and supporters to further strengthen the vital work of Compass now and in the years ahead."  

Seaver has been with the organization since 2007 and has been acting executive director since January when she took over for Tony Plakas.  

“Julie was an exemplary member of the executive team during my tenure, and I also considered her a close friend,” Plakas said. “I wish her all the support the Board provided me over the years." 

Seaver was named to SFGN’s OUT50 in 2015 along with her partner Penny Johnson, owner of Penny’s at the Duke in Lantana.  

"We are excited about the possibilities and growth of this next generation," Michael Grattendick, chair of Compass' board of trustees, said in a prepared statement. "We believe Julie is poised to take the organization and its mission to our next level of success." 

Compass, the LGBT community center of Palm Beach County, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  

Visit CompassGLCC.com to learn more about the organization.