United Way announces that Andrea Krieger, President/CEO has resigned to further her service in the community as the Executive Director of the Pensacola State College Foundation. Krieger has served as the President of the local United Way for six years, during which the local community has benefitted from a strengthened commitment to working together to improve lives locally.
“Andrea has been a driving force for the United Way for many years and it is bittersweet to see her go,” said Board Chair David Peaden. “On one hand, we are excited for her new opportunity, but on the other, we are losing a consummate professional who has truly shined in her role as the leader of the United Way. She put our United Way on the map in Florida and nationally as well for her effective leadership and collaboration with our partner agencies. Her commitment and dedication to the overall betterment of our community is unmatched. We certainly wish her well.”
As a result of a successful community campaign, community investments will be made in 44 nonprofit programs that will receive checks on Thursday, June 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center. While the focus of the event is centered on the impacts generated by partners working together, Krieger will also share her belief that the future of United Way and the community has never looked brighter.
This will be evident as United Way supporters celebrate this year’s success by announcing grant awards and program support that represent a commitment to creating measurable change together. Grants awarded for the next year will total a $1 million investment and close to a $2 million commitment when adding funds committed for the next three years.
Krieger believes, the team leading United Way will continue to demonstrate innovation and creativity as they focus on partnerships where United Way’s total annual investment exceeds $1.6 million. Local work is being leveraged to create the measurable change the community needs in education, health, and financial stability outcomes. She is confident that recent successes will inspire the right professional to seek the leadership opportunity that her resignation creates.
A search committee is being led by Yvette McLellan, Chair-Elect of the United Way Board of Directors. When Krieger transitions to the Pensacola State College Foundation position, United Way’s Vice President, Laura Hill, will serve as the Interim President of the organization. Candidates interested in being considered for the position as President/CEO of United Way of Escambia County should review the job description at http://unitedwayescambia.org/career-opportunities.
In her new role as the Executive Director of the Pensacola State College Foundation, Krieger is excited by the potential for positive change that exists when individuals have access to avenues for personal improvement. She believes her time at United Way blends naturally with her new role at the College and recognizes the expanded opportunities for positive change that her new role offers to the community. Krieger believes the College is uniquely positioned to improve community outcomes by empowering students to secure the future they desire.
Pensacola State President Edward Meadows said he is delighted that Krieger will be leading the College Foundation.
“Ms. Krieger’s innovative leadership at United Way has positively impacted many in our local area, and we welcome her new ideas as we seek to improve lives through education,” Dr. Meadows said.