United Way of the Ozarks is pleased to announce Betsy Fogle as its new AFL-CIO community service labor liaison.
In this role, Betsy will foster a decades old partnership between United Way and the Missouri AFL-CIO. She will assist Springfield’s working families to ensure they have the resources they need to be successful in their career path and aim to reduce barriers for families entering the trades. In addition, she will serve as a point of contact for labor unions committed to supporting their community through United Way of the Ozarks.
“We are so happy to have Betsy because of her passion for helping people, her professional experience and her desire to be fully engaged in our community,” said Kimberley Lippelman-Nash, Director of Administration for United Way.
Betsy earned her bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and her master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining the United Way team, she spent her career working at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center, connecting individuals to much-needed medical, dental, and behavioral health services.
She also serves as State Representative of Missouri’s 135th House District.
Betsy calls Springfield her home and she is committed to making sure all families have the same opportunities she had while growing up in the Ozarks. It’s this commitment that fuels her desire to work at United Way.
“United Way’s commitment to constructing pathways out of poverty and championing children is in perfect alignment with my passion,” she said.