Mary Sellers was named president of United Way of Central Iowa in February, 2012. As the organization’s chief executive, she leads United Way’s strategies to achieve long-range community goals in the priority areas of education, income and health, and is diversifying United Way’s resources — financial, partner organizations, volunteers and advocacy— to improve lives and build a stronger central Iowa.
Sellers joined United Way with a 20-year track record of leadership and success in nonprofit and community organizations. For 10 years, Sellers was president and CEO of the Science Center of Iowa, where she led the fundraising, planning, construction and operation of the landmark $62 million facility in downtown Des Moines. She most recently was president of the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina, and previously was CEO of the South Florida Science Museum.
Sellers is active on numerous community boards and national nonprofit professional associations. She earned her BS degree from the University of Florida and her Executive MBA from the University of Iowa. She and her husband, Sean, live in Des Moines.
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