Cicely V. Strickland ’15 (Organizational Management): The United Way of Greater Rochester has named a new chief operating officer. A six-year veteran of the organization, Cicely Strickland has served as director of development and chief development officer. In her new role, Strickland will be responsible for operational leadership and execution of the chapter’s new strategic plan, now in its second year of implementation. “We have seen tremendous successes at United Way thanks to Cicely’s leadership,” United Way of Greater Rochester President and CEO Fran Weisberg said in a statement. “She has helped us increase campaign donations, develop a new strategic plan and implement a mission, vision, values and brand for our organization, and we’re excited for her to take on this new role.” In June, Weisberg announced she would leave the organization at the end of the year. United Way has begun a search for her replacement. Strickland, a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College, is a part of United Way Worldwide’s Advanced Leadership Program to develop and enhance leadership skills. As COO, Strickland will be responsible for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of key business and performance goals, strategic planning, programs, policies and organizational culture.