Erin Gutierrez Matt has taken over as executive director and CEO of the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.
Back in November, former Executive Director and CEO Brenda Episcopo resigned from the position to take over as president and CEO of the United Way of New York State. Gutierrez Matt is married to Nick Matt, the son of the chairman and CEO of F.X. Matt Brewing Company.
The Board of Directors at the local United Way says Matt brings a wealth of leadership, customer service and marketing experience to her new role.
“I think it's really about how do you set yourself apart and tell the story of all the great work that's being done so that people really can truly understand what the United Way is all about and the work that is being done that's put right back into the community,” Gutierrez Matt said.
Matt officially began her new role on Wednesday.