The president and CEO of the Akron Urban League is stepping down.

The agency announced Friday that Sadie Winlock had resigned from her position.

The Akron Urban League is a social services organization that focuses on improving the lives of African-Americans in Summit County through adult employment, entrepreneurship and youth programs.

Winlock served as the leader of the agency since late 2016. She helped with initiating the STEAM Academy after-school program and a YMCA race forum to the agency.

Before joining the Urban League, she held executive leadership roles at Allstate Insurance Co. and the YWCA Greater Cleveland.

The Urban League said she left to pursue "other interests."

"We thank Sadie for guiding the Urban League through a critical period of change," chairperson Theresa Carter said in a prepared statement. "... We appreciate Sadie's dedication to our programs and services that serve the Akron community, and wish her success."

The statement named former board member Larry Chadwick as the interim CEO.

"... The board and I are committed to moving the Akron Urban League forward as it embarks on its next centennial," he said in a prepared statement.

The details on the search for a new CEO were unknown. Akron Urban League officials could not be reached Friday night.