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United Way CEO departs; interim leader named

The United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties (UWLS) has named an interim CEO to replace Monica Wofford, who recently left the organization to pursue new opportunities.

Helen G. Sneed will work with the UWLS Executive Leadership and staff to design a senior management talent search for a highly skilled, full-time successor. Sneed is a principal partner of Drive The Goal LLC, a career coaching and HR consulting firm based in Davenport.

Helen G. Sneed has replaced Monica Wofford as CEO of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.
Helen G. Sneed (left) has replaced Monica Wofford as CEO of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.

“The UWLS Board is excited to welcome Helen Sneed as interim CEO and look forward to her steady leadership during this transition,” said UWLS board chair Dr. Laura Byrd. “We remain committed to executing United Way’s mission of serving those in need. We are appreciative of Monica Wofford’s leadership and her work to advance the organization.”

Wofford had served as executive director since May 2020.

Sneed brings deep expertise across the nonprofit sector and corporate America as a strategic human resources business partner. Sneed has experience consulting for small, medium, and large organizations throughout the United States.

Sneed also serves as the Board of Directors President for the CT State Colleges & Universities Foundation. She is a mentor with Take Stock in Children (TSIC) and a member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and South Lake Business Leaders.  Her past roles include Executive Director for the Tunxis Community College Foundation.  Sneed was recognized in 2018 as Connecticut and Massachusetts 100 Women of Color class Valedictorian for her service to the community.

“I am deeply committed to driving futures forward,” Sneed said. “Improving people’s well-being, access to resources, recognizing people have different needs at various life stages, and supporting people in times of crises; all start with seeing employees and community stakeholders as whole people with dreams, goals, and great potential.”







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