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United Way of the Quad Cities Area announced today that Rene Gellerman has been named their new President & CEO, starting October 29, 2018.

“We are delighted that Rene Gellerman will be our next President & CEO. She is forward-thinking leader with deep community relationships and a track record of turning big ideas into action,” said Don Doucette, United Way Board Chair and Chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. “Her passion for building a stronger region for all Quad Citizens is contagious, and fits our mission to mobilize people and resources to improve lives in...

I’m proud to lead this year’s United Way campaign. Over the past year, I’ve done a lot of listening, as have my colleagues on the board of directors and the staff. What we’ve learned is our region is home to people passionate about our community; we’ve learned what causes are close to their hearts. People are committed to making a difference. There is much more that unites us here in the Quad Cities than divides us.

We all want a strong region and workforce, a place where every Quad Citizen is able to find a job, provide for their families, and save for the future. 

But the...