United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is pleased to welcome Stephanie Lewton as the vice president of finance and announce the promotion of Dr. Aaron Krolikowski, PhD, as vice president of programs.
“As we celebrate our sixty-five-year anniversary of service to the southern Nevada community, it is imperative that we have the best-seasoned professionals in the region on our team,” said Julian High, president and CEO of UWSN. “Both Stephanie and Aaron will no doubt succeed in their new roles, and I look forward to their continued growth as we look forward to the years ahead.”
Lewton has more than 24 years of experience in accounting and has spent a majority of career working in the Las Vegas construction industry. In her new role, she will oversee UWSN’s finance department, which ensures the organization utilizes its resources to its top potential to grow their impact in southern Nevada.
With an expansive history in leadership and accounting, Lewton previously served as the western region controller for Neff Rentals Inc., as the senior project controller for the Perini Building Company, she was also the accounting and project manager for Sunrise Utilities and the assistant controller for American Asphalt and Grading. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Davenport University in Merrillville, Ind.
Dr. Krolikowski first joined the UWSN team in 2016 as a community impact consultant, in this position he supported the UWSN team with grant writing, performance measurement, program design, technical assistance and web development, marketing and graphic design, and policy research. In his new role, he oversees UWSN’s programs including Community Impact Grants, the Nevada Ready! State Pre-K program, Project REACH, United Against Human Trafficking, and the Emergency Food and shelter program.
Prior to working at UWSN, Krolikowski operated an independent research consulting business serving United Ways, philanthropic foundations, and local governments. He previously served as director of research and public policy for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. He earned his PhD in geography from the Water Program in the Smith School for Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
About United Way of Southern Nevada
Beginning in 2022 and into 2023, United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) celebrates its 65th anniversary, and we are proud of the incredible impact we have made in our community over the past six and a half decades. United Way of Southern Nevada is dedicated to ensuring that every person in Southern Nevada has the opportunity to succeed. We’ve been doing this since 1957—before many of our beloved resorts and casinos lit up the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. This year, we will celebrate our successes, honor the legends who helped us get here, and inspire Southern Nevadans to support UWSN for years to come.