Cicely Strickland-Ruiz Becomes New Chief Strategy Officer for United Way of Broward County

The nonprofit organization helps provide resources to underserved communities

The United Way of Broward County recently appointed Cicely Strickland-Ruiz has joined as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Her responsibilities will include organizational leadership, implementing strategy and operational structure, revenue generation and fundraising for Impact, supporting marketing and communications efforts and providing staff leadership. Her day-to-day work will coincide with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Program Officer (CPO) duties by providing a liaison between the CEO and all operations.

Strickland-Ruiz brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit, education, and human service industries to United Way of Broward County. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, where she implemented strategies to increase revenue, reduce costs, strengthen customer relationships and improve business practices.

“We are pleased to have Cicely join United Way of Broward County’s leadership team,” says Kathleen Cannon, president/CEO of United Way of Broward County. “She is a seasoned professional and visionary leader who will oversee our organization’s strategic planning, as well as the integration and execution of our community and fundraising initiatives that help so many people in Broward County.”

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