Trudy Carrels

Executive Director

Trudy joined United Way as Executive Director in July 2016. With a career history working nationally and globally, she is excited to change the pace and focus on local issues and addressing the needs of the community.

She and her husband Brent own a farm south of Foremost and have two university-age daughters. Together, they enjoy family time spent hiking, skiing and golfing. Trudy also loves to travel whenever possible.

With a passion for helping others and building hope for the future, Trudy feels United Way is a place where she can use her skills and knowledge to help people and groups reach their potential and succeed.

As Executive Director, Trudy welcomes the opportunity to talk with others about local issues, possible solutions, partnerships and more. If you're a fan of strong, hot coffee, Trudy invites you to stop by and have a cup while brainstorming ideas for making communities stronger!