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Kelly Dimitri, The Resource Center’s Chief Financial Officer, has received regional recognition.
Kelly was selected for inclusion on this year’s Buffalo Business First “40 Under 40” list, which highlights the accomplishments of 40 business people under the age of 40 in the eight-county area of Western New York. She and the other honorees were recognized recently at a luncheon in Buffalo.
Kelly joined TRC in 2012 as Finance Director and was promoted into her current position in 2014.
As Chief Financial Officer, Kelly oversees the finance, payroll, purchasing, and human resources operations of TRC, which has an $84 million operating budget and 1,300 employees. She is regarded as a knowledgeable, valued resource among her peers state-wide. She helps to lead initiatives involving The Arc New York and chairs the financial management team at the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York.
Well connected in the Northern Chautauqua County community, Dimitri has built relationships that have resulted in mutually beneficial collaborations. She is the Treasurer of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
Dimitri embraces TRC’s mission of supporting people with disabilities to lead meaningful lives. She also has been strident in advocating for better wages for direct support professionals, and she told Business First her main goal is to help secure more state funding in order to raise the wages of workers who provide direct support to people with disabilities.
TRC officials said Dimitri’s recognition by the WNY business community is well-deserved.
“Kelly is tireless in her in her efforts to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our staff, and in exemplifying the mission of our organization,” said Denise Jones, TRC’’s Executive Director. “Kelly is always on the lookout for opportunities to give, learn and improve upon what we do, which ultimately enhance the quality of life for those who are fortunate to know her. She truly is an exceptional leader!”