UWWT ANNOUNCES RACHEL WARD AS RESOURCE DIRECTOR
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
United Way of West Tennessee proudly announces Rachel Ward as its newest staff member. Beginning February 22nd, Ward will assume the role of Resource Director for Gibson, Dyer, and McNairy Counties.
A Jackson resident, Ward holds a degree in professional studies from the University of Memphis at Lambuth and certification as a pharmacy technician. She brings to United Way a unique perspective based on her diverse background in both healthcare and customer relations.
“We are excited about adding Rachel to our staff. Her ability to connect with people will be a tremendous asset to our evolving team at United Way, and she will greatly benefit our work here,” states Scott Conger, UWWT president and CEO.
As Resource Director, Ward will be responsible for fundraising strategy, account management, and volunteer coordination in Gibson, Dyer, and McNairy counties.
Ward has big shoes to fill – those of Senior Resource Director Debbie Todd, who retires this month after 27 years with the organization. "I've worked with United Way for 27 years, and have been in Gibson, Dyer, and McNairy counties for a number of them. Rachel has a contagious enthusiasm that will serve United Way well in those communities. I'm optimistic about my departure after all these years, because I know that I'm leaving these counties in good hands. Our companies, volunteers, and board members are going to enjoy working with Rachel."
Since its inception in 1941, United Way of West Tennessee has addressed West Tennessee’s most critical issues by connecting people in need to services; last year, UWWT partnered with 82 nonprofits in West Tennessee to implement programs to serve individuals in need. United Way proudly serves 14 counties in West Tennessee, the largest service area in the state: Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Madison, McNairy, and Weakley.