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United Way of Reno County Welcomes New CEO Lacey Mills


By United Way of Reno County


RENO COUNTY, Kan. — The Board of Directors for United Way of Reno County is pleased to announce the selection of Lacey Mills as the next CEO of United Way of Reno County. “As a board, we are extremely excited to have Lacey become our next leader for United Way.  She brings to the organization a wealth of knowledge about our community and a passion to help others.” Steve Dreher, Board Chair.

Lacey Mills is a dedicated professional with over 12 years of non-profit experience. She has a passion for building relationships and making a difference in her community. She has currently been serving as the Vice President of Marketing and Development at TECH. Lacey has been instrumental in telling TECH’s story, fundraising, branding, event execution, volunteer coordination, and fostering a vibrant organizational culture.

A Hutchinson native, Lacey has deep roots in the community and is actively involved in various civic organizations such as the Hutchinson Rotary Club, Buhler Education Foundation, and PHMS PTO. Her commitment to community involvement reflects her genuine dedication to making Hutchinson a better place for all.

Lacey’s role at TECH allowed her to leverage her skills in storytelling, fundraising, and relationship-building to advance the organization’s mission. Her ability to connect with stakeholders and effectively communicate TECH’s impact has been instrumental in driving support for the agency’s programs and initiatives.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Lacey cherishes time spent with her family. She resides in Hutchinson with her husband Justin and their 13-year-old son, Easton. As Lacey transitions to United Way, her commitment to community, passion for storytelling, and dedication to making a difference will undoubtedly continue to shine through in her work.

Lisa Gleason, current United Way of Reno County Director, will be moving to a state- level position with the non-profit organization, as United Ways of Kansas State Director.

As Director of the state association, Gleason will be tasked with helping to coordinate work across the network and will spearhead efforts at the state-level to support ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constraint, Employed) programming and advocate for policy changes.

“United Way organizations in Kansas are working to make our communities the best place for all our residents,” said Gleason. “I am excited for the opportunity to better understand and help progress our work throughout the state. My new role will still allow me to be very connected to the important work happening in Reno County as well, so I am thankful to continue working on matters that are important in my hometown and extremely excited to work with Lacey on the transition.”

Lacey Mills will take the helm at United Way of Reno County starting April 1st.