Loaned Executives Take a Break from One Job to Tackle Another

Loaned executives (LEs) are a crucial part of United Way of Central Alabama’s (UWCA’s) annual campaign. Local organizations can send their own employees or sponsor recent graduates or retirees to participate in a 13-week working session. During this time, LEs receive a wide range of leadership training and opportunities to further develop and sharpen their skills in areas such as public speaking, presentations, selling propositions and communication. They even enjoy some insightful and helpful personality testing.

After an in-depth orientation period with UWCA’s Resource Development Department and a crash course in United Way’s vital role in Central Alabama, LEs then become contacts in the field for companies participating in a workplace campaign – supporting companies in an all-out effort to encourage employee giving. Throughout the program, LEs continue to receive training and assistance from staff, and return to their respective companies with increased self-confidence, an expanded network and strengthened skills in sales, time management, communication, negotiation and presentations. We are incredibly grateful for our LEs!

Meet this year’s class:

Ebony Arrington – Sponsored

Sarah Bodden – Encompass Health

Lee Bradford – Spire

Mary Elizabeth Carlton – Sponsored

Chris Champion – Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Catherine Crockett – Regions Bank

Mike Emfinger – Sponsored

Maggie Foster – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Rebecca Galey – Regions Bank

Karen Gandy -Sponsored

Lucy Gayle – United Way of Central Alabama

Grant Hall – Drummond Company

Perrin Jones – First Horizon

Rahsaan Jones – Protective Life Corporation

Jordan Kirk – Brasfield & Gorrie

Elizabeth Koleszar – Sponsored

Matt McCurry – Alabama Power

T.J. McIntyre – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Ronald Morris – Alabama Power

Brandi Niles – United Way of Central Alabama

Kenneth Parker – Regions Bank

Carl Rammel – Regions Bank

Michelle Skiba – Sponsored

Jessica Walls – Alabama Power

Mary Walton – Sponsored

Avery Wambles – Regions Bank

Tonya Warwick – Vulcan Materials

DeShunn Wilkerson – YWCA Central Alabama


If you’re interested in becoming or sending a loaned executive next year, click here.