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United Way of the Kearney Area executive director, Nikki Erickson, resigns
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United Way of the Kearney Area executive director, Nikki Erickson, resigns

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KEARNEY — The United Way of the Kearney Area has announced that Executive Director Nikki Erickson has resigned from the organization to spend more time with her family.

The UWKA Board of Directors accepted her resignation effective Dec. 3. The board said in a press release it has begun discussions to appoint new leadership to build on Erickson’s successes and lead the organization forward.

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“Over the past 3½ y ears Nikki Erickson’s support and dedication to the United Way of the Kearney Area has ensured the organization remained strong. As we transition to identify a new executive director, I am confident that our talented board of directors, strategically identified leaders, will ensure that the organization remains engaged and continues to support those in need within our communities,” said Jerry Hultgren, president of the board.

“I am humbled to have had the opportunity to serve United Way. The United Way team and network of community partners are amazing, passionate and talented individuals. I am honored to have been part of such an impactful organization, but look forward to spending more time with my family,” Erickson said.

Past President Elizabeth Roetman said, “Nikki is one of the most dedicated and passionate people I’ve had the honor to work with. I know she’ll continue to be a positive influence in other roles. Nikki leaves United Way in a great position in reaching our campaign goals. We have an experienced staff, an engaged Board of Directors, and long standing relationships with our partner agencies and shareholders. I am confident we will all continue to work together to meet the needs of our communities and grow as an impactful organization.”

Erickson joined the organization in April 2018 as executive director. She will remain at the organization through Dec. 3, if needed, to ensure a smooth and effective transition of duties under the UWKA Board’s oversight.

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