Legacy Foundation Names Genners as President/CEO

OTTUMWA – The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kelly Genners has been named the new President/CEO.  She has been serving in an interim capacity since June.

Genners, an Ottumwa native, 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 in the health, education, and community development arenas.  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. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy.

Genners community involvement is extensive with commitments that include serving on the IHCC Regional Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, Rippling Water Property Development Board, C3 Stakeholder Council, Convention & Visitors Bureau Board, Spark Tank Advisory Board and Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress Board.

During the past 10 years, Genners has overseen the Foundation grant and program portfolio, spearheaded grant program development and managed strategic projects for the organization.  “I am deeply honored by the confidence that has been placed in me to lead this important organization and extremely talented team,” said Genners. “I look forward to utilizing my skills in this new role to advance community goals while maintaining the highest standard in grantmaking and nonprofit support.”

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.  Affiliate programs include the Ottumwa Leadership Academy, Welcome & Connect Services and Ottumwa Fiber.

To learn more, visit www.orlf.org.