Speaker Details


Judith W. Sjostedt
Executive Director, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Sjostedt leads the foundation and the regional affiliates of several neighboring counties. The foundation continues to experience rapid expansion, from $7.6 million in 1999 to $28 million in 2010. Under her direction, it was honored with an Effie™ award for effective, inclusive philanthropic practices in 2009. Sjostedt is serving her second term on the Community Foundations Leadership Team and is a faculty member for the Center for Community Foundations Excellence. In addition, she a board member of Vision Shared, West Virginia’s public-private partnership to develop a long-term economic development strategy.