WELLSVILLE — Judilynn Z. Niedercorn was recently appointed as Executive Director by the board of directors of Allegany County United Way.

Niedercorn has resided in Cuba for the past three years and in McLean, VA prior to that. Most recently she served as President and CEO of SysTactics, Inc., providing infrastructure, operations, strategy and business development consulting services to commercial and Government clients. An award winning leader, Niedercorn is the 2004 American Business Award (Stevie Award) winner for her leadership of the best support group in the nation that year.

Since coming to Cuba, Niedercorn founded the Northern Appalachian Socio-Economic Collaborative (NASEC) comprised of civic, commercial and faith-based organizations working together to overcome poverty and grow new economies in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties.

“I am deeply motivated for helping this community,” she said. "I believe my past experience has equipped me perfectly for this important position.

“I am excited to be working for United Way," Niedercorn added. "The organization has the heart, the data, and the research needed to accomplish great things. It knows about strong evidence based programs, and knows how to make a tremendous impact in the community. United Way has the ability to leverage the good intentions of our community to cause big changes for the good of all of our residents. I’m very impressed by the fact that one in three county residents is impacted by the positive benefits that United Way is accomplishing.”

“We are thrilled to bring Judi’s passion for our community to United Way,” said Abbie Pritchard, United Way Board Chair and Branch Manager for First Citizen’s Community Bank, Wellsville. “Her hands-on experience in serving those most in need and strategic vision for the community will bring a welcome perspective to the work that United Way does to identify the greatest local challenges and invest in preventive, self-sufficient, evidence-based solutions. We are confident that Judi has hit the ground running to lead Allegany County United Way as we address our community’s most pressing needs and build new solutions for the future.”

This year, the Allegany County United Way supported 25 local organizations. The campaign is in full swing for next year’s funding. Donations gathered in our area stay in our area. To donate to help our community, go to www.acuw.com.