UWSWA Names Trista Stout-Walker New Vice President of Community Impact
United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced Trista Stout-Walker as the new Vice President of Community Impact. Stout-Walker has served the UWSWA as Manager of Regional Development – County Relations since May 2018. During her time in that position, she has made a tremendous impact on Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties in both fundraising and community engagement. She exceeded all the 2018 & 2019 Campaign goals.
As Vice President of Community Impact Stout-Walker will be responsible for leading the strategic investment of UW’s financial and non-financial resources to create the greatest possible impact in helping improve outcomes for individuals and families. Essential to this work is developing and adopting community-wide goals and implementing a strategic and cohesive plan for impact to make progress on these goals, all based on an understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, a knowledge of local and national best practice strategies (financial, advocacy, volunteer, other), leveraging and aligning UWSWA’s unique strengths and abilities to support the strategies, engaging in relationships and partnerships, and measuring results.
“I am excited to begin this new position,” said Stout-Walker. “”I know that our efforts help our neighbors in southwest Alabama. My hope is that we can change someone’s life for the better each day.”
Stout-Walker, a resident of Jackson, Alabama, prior to joining UWSWA was employed for twelve years at a nonprofit community service provider in Clarke County. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama and volunteers her time with Sacred Heart Parish and Relay for Life.