Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker County Campaigns
Below is an overview of campaign activity in Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. To see a listing of allocation partner agencies located in each county, visit our agency partner page
The Blount County United Way merged with United Way of Central Alabama in 1987. The first campaign raised $44,500 and was chaired by Hoy Taylor of First Alabama Bank (now Regions Bank). The Blount County division includes businesses, government, non-profits, individuals and professionals.
Barbara Andersen is the Executive Director of the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Blount County campaign.Read More About Barbara Andersen
Although she stepped into the executive director position in 2018, her affiliation with the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce reaches back almost 15 years during which she contributed as a volunteer and served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and a term as Board Chairman. She is also a graduate of the Chamber’s Blount County Leadership Class.
Andersen holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and spent 25 years in engineering and construction and another 11 years in the real estate industry. She was named by Business Alabama Magazine as one of Blount County’s “Movers and Shapers” in April of 2017.
Her commitment to Blount County runs deep and can be seen in her involvement in numerous local organizations and non-profits such as the Master Gardeners Association, the Beekeepers Association, the Rotary Club and the Oneonta Historic Preservation Commission as well as making occasional appearances on the stage with the Covered Bridge Players. Andersen also serves on the City of Oneonta Zoning Board of Adjustments. She and her husband, John Cantlin, live in Oneonta. In her spare time, she enjoys CrossFit, beekeeping, reading, gardening and traveling.
Andersen says, “Blount County is such a special place to call home. It is a real privilege to be able to work every day to make it even better!”
The Shelby County campaign is comprised of individuals and large and small businesses located in Shelby County. These include professional and industrial companies, city and county government employees, the public school system, clergy and associations.
Martina Winston, Vice President and Senior HR Partner with Protective, is the 2020 Shelby County campaign chairRead More About Martina Winston
Martina Winston, is an energetic, passionate Human Resources professional with over 15 years of experience. As a Vice President and Senior HR Partner with Protective for almost 6 years, Martina spends her time coaching senior and executive leaders through HR strategic business support around people, talent, succession planning and engagement. In addition, Martina leads Protective’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts and global talent programs in partnership with Protective’s parent, Dai-ichi Life based in Tokyo, Japan.
Not only is Martina passionate about her work, she is also extremely engaged with her community. Volunteering with organizations like the Junior League of Birmingham (current Planning VP but have served in roles such as Member Liaison, Admissions Director, Provisional Director, Provisional Advisor, Bargain Carousel Adult Clothing Chair/Committee Member, JLB Connected Mentor, Project Fit Kids Committee Member and more), Childcare Resources (Marketing and PR Chair), Collat Jewish Family Services, Baptist Health Foundation, Pelham High School Cheer Booster Vice President, Pelham Parks & Rec and City of Pelham Personnel Board Chair. Serving gives Martina energy and she believes this is a part of her purpose and reason.
Martina, a Southside of Chicago native living in Pelham, AL with her husband Corey and two children Jada (15) and Jordan (12) with their dog Barkley Snow and cat Mitten Tide. When Martina isn’t working or serving her community she enjoys cheering on her Pelham Panthers, The Alabama Crimson Tide and exploring the world with her family.
St. Clair County
The St. Clair County campaign includes individuals, businesses, schools and organizations located in Pell City, Ashville, Ragland, Moody, Springville and other communities in the county.
Zachary Gentile, Vice President at Ford Meter Box, is the 2020 St. Clair County campaign chair.Read More About Zachary Gentile
Zachary Gentile is a 1993 graduate of Auburn University where he earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a 2007 graduate of Troy University where he obtained a Master of Science in Management. After a brief period with the American Cast Iron Pipe Company, he joined the Ford Meter Box Company in 1994 where is he is now a Senior Vice President and Director of the company. Zachary has previously served on the Visiting Allocations Committee within United Way and currently serves on the Board for the Pell City Educational Foundation. He lives in Trussville with his wife Dana, and children Amadora (13) and Regan (10). The family enjoys attending Auburn Tiger and Pittsburgh Steeler football games as well as competitive cheerleading events and youth soccer matches.
Walker County has been in the service area of United Way of Central Alabama since 1970. During this time, there have been steady increases in campaign support, available services and volunteer support of United Way. The Walker County campaign is comprised of industry, small business, professionals, public employees and individual contributors.
- Blount County: David Kinstley 205.458.2144 email@example.com
- Jefferson County: Cameron Shevlin 205.458.2028, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shelby County: Sara Lynn Been, 205.458.2014, email@example.com
- St. Clair County: Josh Sigler, 205.458.2029, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walker County: Katy Galloway, 205.458.2010, email@example.com