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January 6, 2015 at 10:51 am

Political Science Alum Named Butler County United Way Interim Director

Ohio University alum Kierston Hobaugh ’03 has been named director of the United Way of Butler County, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Hobaugh earned a degree in Political Science Pre-Law from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Reporter Rick Wills notes that Hobaugh “steps into the job as traditional workplace fundraising campaigns are getting more difficult and organizations like the United Way need to develop more direct access to donors.

“We will be working with donors and big sponsors to raise employee donations. We are also looking at ways to reach millennials,” said Kierston Hobaugh, 34, of Ellwood City.

Hobaugh took over New Year’s Day after longtime Director Leslie Osche resigned Dec. 26 to run for Butler County commissioner.

The organization’s director of results and performance for the past two years, Hobaugh is a former school teacher who administers grants and helps fund programs that the United Way sponsors. She has worked at the United Way for three years.

“We look forward to Kierston moving forward in the organization. She has several years of good experience working there,” said Josh Fye, vice president of Farmer’s National Bank in Cranberry and chairman of Butler United Way’s board….

Hobaugh has a master’s degree in early childhood/elementary education from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University.

She joined the United Way in 2012 and taught third grade in the Beaver Area School District for five years. Her salary as director will be $56,100.

She took the United Way job because it combined her business background — she worked in her family’s lumber business — with undergraduate studies in political science.

Read the full story at Trib Total Media.

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