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.