Alumna Bobbi Watt Geer Chosen to Lead United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Watt Geer in a pink blazer and white shirt

Bobbi Watt Geer (GSPIA ’09) has been named the new president and chief executive of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, one of the region’s largest organizations dedicated to charitable giving. She will be the first woman to lead the nonprofit, after having worked for more than a decade with United Way, serving in Westmoreland, Allegheny and Butler counties.

Watt Geer earned a doctorate in public administration and public policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Watt Geer began her new role on July 1, following a seven-month national search. She succeeds Robert Nelkin, who retired after 12 years of leading the local United Way branch.