United Way of Greater Niagara’s presidential search process has officially come to an end. Next month, Andrea Gray will step in to the role of president/CEO of United Way of Greater Niagara. Outgoing President Connie Brown will be staying on as a part-time employee to assist throughout the transition process.
Gray is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland and The College of Saint Rose, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in public communications. Prior to joining United Way, she served as the director of marketing, special events and public relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. There, she worked to raise awareness and funds for the programs and services offered to the Niagara community.
A press release said that, as president/CEO, Gray’s role will be “to engage with the United Way of Greater Niagara community by relationship building for the purpose of understanding the past and present of the agency, so that we may chart a course forward together.
“Her goal is to preserve what the agency values most, while collaboratively building upon its strengths and developing initiatives that contribute to its success. She loves that her industry allows her to make a difference in the lives of those in the community she is proud to call home.
“Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her two boys – Adam and Colin – traveling, and being on the water.
“Andrea wants her community to know that she, like the United Way, is committed to supporting the people of Niagara County through equitable and impactful action, with the goal of improving the lives of our neighbors and our communities.”