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United Way Central Alberta has a new CEO

Former donor relations manager with the organization takes on new role
Chelsea O’Donoghue is the new chief executive officer at United Way Central Alberta. (Photo contributed)

United Way Central Alberta has announced the appointment of Chelsea O’Donoghue as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

O’Donoghue has served as the United Way’s donor relations manager for the past two years, leading fundraising efforts and the Period Promise campaign.

“To ensure that we had the best fit for this vital role, the board of directors reviewed over 50 applicants interviewing the top five candidates. While all candidates were very strong, Chelsea was the right candidate to lead UWCA into the future,” said Doug Doran, United Way Central Alberta president.

“We are highly confident in Chelsea and the team’s ability to continue to successfully lead UCWA beyond the pandemic.”

O’Donoghue said she was excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the United Way and to continue working with a group of talented and passionate individuals as the organization paves its way forward.

Prior to joining United Way Central Alberta, O’Donoghue worked for United Way Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation in Lacombe, and most recently as senior market manager with TELUS, the local face of the Telco during the extensive fiber-optic network builds across several communities in the Central Alberta region.

O’Donoghue takes over from Brett Speight who recently announced he was returning to the financial sector.

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