ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- United Way of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda M. Sandquist as Vice President. Sandquist will provide leadership in creating, organizing, and directing an approach to achieve measurable collective impact and systems-change strategies within United Way’s focus areas of education, income and health. She will also oversee daily operations and project management within the organization, and implement and evaluate community initiatives while providing support to the United Way CEO/President and Board of Directors. Sandquist will assume her responsibilities on August 26, 2013.
“Linda brings with her a proven track record of inspiring people to collaborate for the good of the community and a long history of working with nonprofits in both volunteer and professional leadership roles. We look forward to her leadership in advancing the common good,” says Paul A. Logli, CEO/President of United Way of Rock River Valley.
Sandquist comes to United Way after serving in various marketing and resource development positions in the community. In her most recent role, Sandquist served as director of community engagement for Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2005, Sandquist was the director of development for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
Sandquist also has over 16 years of nonprofit experience in the Rock River Valley community. She has held leadership positions on local boards including Rockford Day Nursery and Rockford MELD.
Sandquist received a bachelor of science in economics from Rockford College in 1985 and has served as a member in the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations and Rockford Network of Professional Women.
“There is, in our community, a great synergy in the work of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and United Way of Rock River Valley. I have greatly enjoyed my tenure at the Foundation and I look forward to new challenges at United Way,” says Sandquist.