New CEO named at United Way of North Central Iowa

Jan Arends
Jan Arends

New leader takes over on July 1.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 1:07 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2018 6:24 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A new CEO has been named for the United Way of North Central Iowa.

Jen Arends, who has been the organization’s Community Impact Director since 2015, will take over the leadership spot on July 1.

“I am excited and honored to be starting this new chapter as CEO of United Way of North Central Iowa,” says Arends. “I look forward to continuing the work of the United Way of North Central Iowa and to continue to raise much needed funds for our partner agencies, which provide life changing programs and services to the citizens of north central Iowa.”

A search for a new CEO began in May after Jodee O’Brien announced she was leaving to take over the United Way of Williamson County.

Arends is an an active member of the Mason City Sunrise Rotary and received her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Northern Iowa in 2015.

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