COURTESY Van Wert County United Way:

(1-3-23) The United Way of Van Wert County Board is pleased to announce their selection of their new Executive Director, Ashley Bultemeier of Convoy, OH. She will train alongside current Executive Director Vicki Smith, starting January 4th until Smith’s retirement in May 2023.

Bultemeier was born and raised in Monroeville, IN. She was an honors graduate of Heritage High School and graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and Social Work. She has worked in the mental health community as a social worker since 2011. Previous work experience includes SCAN, Westwood Behavioral Health Center, Area Agency on Aging and OhRISE. Ashley and her husband Brandon have three children, Annistyn, Leland, and Deacon. In her free time, she enjoys spreading time with her family, going out on the lake, and antique shopping. She is looking forward to serving Van Wert County through the United Way.

Vicki Smith

“I am very excited to have our next leader hired. Ashley was the top candidate in our interview process, and we are glad that she has accepted the position. Ashley brings with her many connections with our social service partners and agencies. She will be a great addition to the United Way staff. Now it is time to work on the training and transition period.”