Legacy Foundation Names Genners as Interim President/CEO

OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation (ORLF) has named Kelly Genners as the Interim President/CEO effective June 26, 2020, following the departure of Steve Dust.

Genners has been part of the organization since its inception in 2010.  She was previously promoted to the Vice-President of Programs & Initiatives in 2015.  Her expertise includes over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector – both in education and health.  Genners holds an AA degree from IHCC, a Business Administration degree from Buena Vista University and Master of Science degree from Iowa State University with a Community Development emphasis.  Genners is active with many community organizations, serving on the C3 Stakeholder Council, IHCC Regional Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, Convention & Visitors Center Board of Directors, Spark Tank Advisory Board, Main Street Design Committee and is a graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy to name a few.

Marlene Sprouse, ORLF Board Chair, expressed gratitude on behalf of the board, “Kelly Genners has served as Interim President/CEO in the past. Her experience with the Foundation allows project work to continue smoothly and without interruption. The board values her and appreciates her willingness to step up.”


About the Legacy Foundation

The Legacy Foundation, a private foundation created in April, 2010, embraces the role it can play as a catalyst for positive change in the community. Our mission is to improve the health, education and vitality of the Ottumwa area.  Over the past 10 years, Foundation community grants and distributions in Wapello County have exceeded 27 million.

To learn more, visit www.orlf.org.