melanie.bernas@iuw.org | Jul 21st, 2021

For Immediate Release:  July 21, 2021

Contact:  Pam Ottersbach, (502) 263-9942

INDIANAPOLIS-Indiana United Ways (IUW) announced today it has selected attorney and former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel to serve as its Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Weinzapfel brings experience and knowledge that will serve the organization well. For the past four years, he has served on the IUW Board of the Directors. In his roles on the Public Policy Committee and the Indiana Natural Disaster Committee, he has helped award more than $45 million in Covid-19 Economic Relief Initiative dollars to local United Ways across the state. Weinzapfel also serves on the board of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana.

Weinzapfel has stepped down from his board positions to lead the IUW through the end of 2021. 

“I am excited to work with the IUW board of directors and staff to guide the organization through this transition,” said Weinzapfel. “United Ways are essential to the well-being of every Indiana community.  They stepped up tremendously during the Covid-19 pandemic to raise and distribute funds to families who were hurting and to keep our state’s nonprofit infrastructure afloat. I look forward to listening to what United Ways and communities across the state need to serve our most vulnerable citizens.”

“IUW is thrilled to have someone with Jonathan’s experience and leadership skills lead our organization into the future,” said Pam Ottersbach, President of the IUW Board of Directors. “We believe that he is the right person to help make sure we are fulfilling our mission as we tackle the challenges facing many Hoosier families.”

Weinzapfel currently works as an attorney at the firm of Jones Wallace in Evansville.  He previously served as the Chancellor of the Ivy Tech Evansville campus, Mayor of the City of Evansville, and as an Indiana state representative.  

Indiana United Ways (IUW) is the state membership association that serves the 44 local United Ways in Indiana by building capacity, supporting partnerships, and identifying resources. 

For more information, visit www.iuw.org.


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