Kelly Ziegner was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way in August 2016. Kelly is a familiar face to many, through her former role as United Way’s Director of Community Engagement for the past six years. She is a life-long Londoner, who often quips that she is a United Way “lifer” having always been connected to our work in some capacity throughout her 20-year career in the nonprofit sector. She is currently a contributing member of United Way Canada’s National Marketing & Communications Leaders Network and was recently selected as one of 30 individuals internationally to participate in United Way Worldwide’s highly competitive Fellowship Program.
Before her current role, Kelly spent seven years at the Thames Valley Children’s Centre as their Director of Community Relations where she led their $7.5 million capital fundraising campaign. An award-winning communicator, Kelly received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2003 and is an alumna of King’s University College and Western University.