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Changes At Lake Area United Way

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After nearly 28 years serving Lake Area United Way and the community, Lake Area United Way Director of Allocations Dave Sikes retired.  His successor has some experience in allocating things: it is former Food Bank of Northwest Indiana executive director Angie Williams.

United Way Board chairman Jeremy Miller says the combination of Angie’s management and leadership will be a huge asset as Lake Area United Way continues to expand its work focusing on education, income stability and health.

Williams was the head of the regional food bank for seven years before she stepped down.

During the course of his career, Dave Sikes led the United Way’s all-volunteer citizens review process and was responsible for distributing over $100-million from corporate and individual donors and reinvesting those dollars back into the community.  He also played a major behind-the-scenes role in United Way’s response to the 2008 floods that devastated Northwest Indiana.

Sikes retired on April 15th.  The announcement of Williams’ taking his position was made on Friday.


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