Chelsea Satterfield has taken the reigns as the new director of United Way of El Dorado.

Chelsea Satterfield has taken the reigns as the new director of United Way of El Dorado.

"It's going to be a great experience," Satterfield said.

Satterfield, who currently works with the CDDO of Butler County, will begin her new position on Oct. 28.

"I've lived in El Dorado my whole life," she said. "My mom's really involved in the community, as well as my family."

She said with that it was a natural progression for her also to be involved in her community.

"It is not a far stretch for me to want to help El Dorado," she said.

United Way was a good fit for her because she remembered competing in Pennies by the Inch and Pennies by the Pound when she was in school.

She is now working with current United Way Executive Director Kristi Kloeblen on the annual campaign.

"We're very excited about raising the goal this year," she said. "I feel like we're going to do it and I appreciate the support."

Looking to the future, Satterfield also hopes to raise even more for United Way through their annual campaigns.

"I have really big shoes to fill," she said. "Kristi has done an amazing job raising money and being out in the community."

But she is up for the challenge.

"I plan to be out in the community and I would love it if people would come up and introduce themselves to me and give suggestions," she said.

She encourages input and suggestions from the community on what they want to see United Way be in the community. She also plans to increase the technology side of United Way through Facebook and their Web site.

"The big thing I am excited about is the technology side and being cutting edge with that," she said.

She said being 21 years old she wants to get the younger community involved as she moves forward.

"But we will not be forgetting about the ones who have always been here," she continued.

"We're all thrilled to have Chelsea on board," Kloeblen said. "She brings with her a lot of things with technology. She's a very intelligent young woman and very capable of doing this."

Kloeblen is leaving the United Way after 5 1/2 years as director to move to Wisconsin. She is leaving on a high note. In her time with the United Way they have raised more than $1.5 million. She will be stepping down after the allocations from this year's campaign.

Satterfield is a 2011 graduate of El Dorado High School. She is a year away from completing her bachelor's degree in human resource management, then she plans to go on to complete her master's and doctorate.