Cheshier to step down as United Way’s Executive Director

The United Way of West Ellis County (UWWEC) Board of Directors announced today that the Executive Director, Kasey Cheshier has tendered his resignation to accept a community relations position with Methodist Midlothian after nearly two years leading the local nonprofit.  

“The Board is grateful for Kasey Cheshier’s time of dedicated service and leadership,” said Alfred Vega, Chair of the UWWEC Board of Directors. “Kasey is leaving the United Way of West Ellis County having made significant contributions to our organization. During his tenure, Kasey has led changes to improve operations, drive future growth & put us in a great position to serve the growing needs of individuals needing support here locally.”



Mr. Cheshier said, “It has been an enormous honor to work with such a visionary and supportive Board of Directors, and a real privilege to have led the United Way of West Ellis County during a critical time in the region. Likewise, I am very proud to have worked with a remarkable colleague who is committed to making life better for everyone, and with so many volunteers and donors who have given of their talents and resources to strengthen our communities.”

Together, we’ve worked very hard to position the United Way of West Ellis County to meet the growing needs in our communities. Frankly, it’s a bittersweet decision for me, because I know the organization is solidly on the right track and poised to make a real impact in Ellis County.  Ellis County is my home and I’m excited about the opportunity to continue to serve residents in my new role, where I will continue to be an advocate for United Way in my local circles.”

Mr. Cheshier is committed to ensure a smooth transition and will be working on the side with the United Way program director, Stephanie Bowman until a new director is named.  Ms. Bowman will be overseeing the day-to-day operations.  

The UWWEC Board of Directors has begun its search for Mr. Cheshier’s successor. Alfred Vega added, “I am confident that, working with our Board and the United Way leadership team, we fully expect to find a strong professional who will drive and execute strategies to meet the changing needs of our community and continue the great work being done by United Way of West Ellis County.”
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