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United Way of Thurston County Announces New Deputy Director & Chief Development Officer

United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) has named Victoria Wortberg as the organization’s new deputy director & chief development officer.

Wortberg will begin on January 2, 2020, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

During her career, Wortberg has led a nonprofit to improve the lives of people with disabilities, served as a marketing and fund development specialist for a hospital and then for a national ad agency, and eventually as CEO of her own marketing firm. During these years, she also served on several nonprofit boards and as a community volunteer.

She later left the corporate world, moved to Olympia from Washington D.C., taught at Saint Martin’s University, worked with the Timberland Regional Library Foundation, Thurston Economic Development Council, and the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce.

For the past 2.5 years, she has been the Executive Director of CIELO, a nonprofit that serves Spanish-speaking immigrants. Her original vocational ambition was to be a prima ballerina – a goal she pursued from the ages of four to twenty-one. Her BA is in psychology, sociology, and dance. She remains a passionate fan of classical music and all the arts. She earned an MPA in Public Policy and Nonprofit Administration as well as an MBA in Marketing.

She lives in Olympia with her son, a very small dog, and a very large cat.

“I am thrilled to take on the challenge of helping United Way thrive. Becoming Deputy Director and Chief Development officer allows me to build the kind of partnerships that can change our community for the better,” said Wortberg.

Wortberg will be responsible for leading all fundraising activities for United Way of Thurston County, and will oversee the execution of marketing and communication strategies and oversight of the Marketing Department.

“In addition to her many qualifications, Victoria has an enormous amount of passion and energy and a particular desire to devote her talents to United Way of Thurston County. We are very, very fortunate to have her,” said Chris Wells, Executive Director of United Way of Thurston County.