The Board of Directors of The Arc of Atlantic County announced Scott R. Hennis was named the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 3.

Hennis, originally from Millville, spent more than 25 years working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He earned his bachelor of science degree in business from Stockton University with a concentration in management.

After graduating, Hennis worked in mental health services before joining The Arc of Atlantic County. In 2008, he was hired as the operations director of residential services. In 2012, he was promoted to the role of senior director of operations. He was promoted to chief operating officer in 2015.

Hennis lives in Ventnor with his wife and three children.

Pat Jones, who has served as chief executive officer for the past two years, will assume the role of chief operating officer.