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Matthew Purkey                              President/CEO                                                             mpurkey@unitedwaynega.org              101

Gerry K. Taylor                                 Vice President of Resource Development              campaign@unitedwaynega.org            104

Mary Jane Ledford                         Finance/Administration Associate                            accounting@unitedwaynega.org          106

Julie Ann Paulk                               Marketing/Communications Director                       marketing@unitedwaynega.org           102

Jeanine Russell                               Success by 6/Wee Read Coordinator                     successby6@unitedwaynega.org        107

Emily Nicholos                                 Community Impact Director                                      enicholos@unitedwaynega.org            103

Julie Farmer                                     2-1-1 Director                                                                 jfarmer@unitedwaynega.org                105

Mark Madison                                 2-1-1 Resource Specialist                                            mmadison@unitedwaynega.org          108


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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 two. 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 son Ezekiel to grow up in.”