Davis Selected for UWW LEAD Program

Mandi Wilton Davis, United Way of the Bradford Area executive director, has been selected as a participant for the United Way Worldwide’s (UWW) Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program.

According to UWBA Board Treasurer Jodie Wagner, this program is designed to develop the high-performing/high-potential talent within the United Way system.

“According to what we’ve been told, this program provides its members a place to interact and engage with each other—sharpening their skills, sharing knowledge and building the United Way network’s leadership for the future,” says Wagner.  “Members of LEAD have access to exclusive professional development opportunities, publications, resources and various other learning opportunities.

“The members of the UWBA Board are proud of Mandi for being selected for a program of this caliber.  She will grow professionally for herself and for our local United Way,”

Selection for the program was based on aspiration, ability and competencies.  Davis was one of the top 30 nominees for this round.  The LEAD network now includes 250 participants.  There are roughly 11,000 employees within the United Way system.

“I look forward to this experience, and I appreciate the support of the Board of Directors,” said Davis.  “This will be an excellent opportunity, and I’m excited to get started.”

Davis has been the Executive Director of the UWBA since January, 2013.  Prior to her current role, she served as the Development and Marketing Coordinator at CARE for Children from 2010-2013, and the Assistant Executive Director at the United Way from 2004-2010.  She resides in Bradford with her husband, Mark, and their two children Austen and Maranda.  She is the daughter of Jack and Laura Wilton of Bradford.