United Way official picked for leaders program _lowres

Katie Pritchett

Capital Area United Way’s Katie Pritchett, vice president of community impact, was nominated and selected to participate in the United Way Worldwide Advanced Leaders Program.

The 10-month program is framed around building the capacity of United Way senior leaders by enhancing the leadership skills needed to lead United Way as future CEOs, a news release said.

Pritchett is one of 12 senior leaders within the organization’s worldwide network of 1,200 local United Way’s to participate in the training, the release said.

Pritchett oversees the investments, both through volunteers and dollars raised in the annual campaign, in a 10-parish region to support the work of Capital Area United Way to stabilize residents and families and strengthen the community through education, income stability and healthy living, the release said.

She serves on the Local Workforce Investment Board for Area 21, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Education and Workforce Issue Council, and is a member of the Bank On Baton Rouge Steering Committee. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master’s of social work from the University of Houston.