LOCKPORT - Maureen A. Wendt, who has been interim president and chief executive officer of the Dale Association since April 16, was named to the post permanently this week.

Wendt had been the Lockport not-fot-profit agency's marketing director for 11˝ years before taking over for the fired Linda L. Van Buskirk.

Wendt had been a member of the association's volunteer board for more than five years before coming to work for the organization. She had worked at First Niagara Bank for 17 years, reaching the position of vice president.

The Dale Association, founded in 1951, operates the Lockport Senior Citizens Center and offers many other human services programs.