A Kansas native is coming home to become leader of the United Way of Greater Topeka.
Mariam Krehbiel was introduced as the new President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Topeka at a news conference Friday morning. Krehbiel will succeed Nancy Perry, who's retiring in July after 24 years heading up the agency.
Krehbiel spent the past nine years as president of the United Way of Kern County in Bakersfield, California. She was raised in central Kansas, received a nursing degree from Bethel College in Newton and began her career at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to return to Topeka and join the exceptional team of staff and volunteers at United Way of Greater Topeka," Krehbiel said. "I look forward to refreshing my knowledge of the community so I can assist in bringing about the greatest possible sustainable impact through our collective efforts."
Krehbiel was selected following a nationwide search. The United Way of Greater Topeka supports 80 programs through 32 member agencies.