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PRESIDENT & CEO - MATTHEW PURKEY


Matthew comes to us from Dayton, OH. He is a PhD candidate, United States Marine Corps veteran, and proud husband and father of three. Before becoming the President/CEO of United Way of Northeast Georgia, Matthew served as Vice-President of Resource Development at United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and Financial Manager of the B1 Bomber Program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Campbell University followed by a Master’s degree in the same concentration from Liberty University. Matthew is a decorated Marine, including three meritorious promotions and national recognition in 2009 for outstanding community service. Prior to moving to Athens, Matthew was a 2015 “40 under 40” award recipient by the Dayton Business Journal, a graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and featured TedX speaker.

“Amanda and I are pleased to be here, and are excited to contribute to bettering an already amazing community for our daughter Micah and sons Ezekiel and Gabriel to grow up in.” 

OUR STAFF


Matthew Purkey
President/CEO
Email: 
Ext.101
Gerry K. Taylor 
Vice President of Resource Development 
Email:
Ext.104
Julie Ann Paulk
Director of Operations
Email: 
Ext. 102
Elizabeth Earl
Director of Grant Development
Email: 
Ext. 107
Emily Nicholos
Assoc. VP of Community Impact & Innovation
Email:
Ext. 103
Julie Farmer 
Director of Education
Email: 
Ext. 105
Mark Madison
Manager 2-1-1 
Email:
Ext. 108

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