Laura Heathcote will be new executive director of Watertown Area United Way

March 13, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Area United Way has a new executive director.

Laura Heathcote has been named to the position after Laura Hoiten resigned in January.

Heathcote has a background in management, banking and mortgage quality control. Her community service involvement includes being a past board member at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Development Company, Lake Area Tech Financial Services Advisory and South Dakota Junior Achievement.

Heathcote said, “I am excited and eager to build on the strong foundation of community support for the Watertown Area United Way. I have a strong desire to bring awareness to our community about our local non-profits and utilizing those resources to benefit each member of our community.”

Heathcote and her husband Javon reside north of Watertown, and have three children, Aiden, Asher and Aubrey.

She’ll begin her new job on March 23rd.