Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation President and CEO Daniel J. Bevan is retiring at the end of 2018.

Bevan will remain with the foundation as a trustee after his retirement, officials said.

Bevan has worked for the Wilson family’s businesses for more than four decades throughout his career. Bevan began his career with the former H.J. Wilson Co., was involved with the foundation’s founding in 1986 and has served as a trustee and officer of the foundation for the past 10 years.

Since 2000, the foundation has invested more than $42 million in causes throughout the 10-parish capital region. The foundation invests in organizations and programs focused on four priority areas: human services, health care, education and reentry from prison.

A search committee is looking for Bevan's successor.

“Dan was instrumental in the development of the foundation and its asset growth, particularly over the past 20 years,” said J.H. Campbell Jr., interim chairman of the board of trustees. “Dan has devoted countless hours in service to the foundation and its mission. We are most grateful to and thankful for his commitment and dedication.”

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the foundation since 1986 and to appreciate the impact the foundation has made to the greater Baton Rouge community through its grant-making process to our area’s great nonprofit organizations. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the foundation as a trustee for years to come.”