President and CEO
UnitedWays of Tennessee
United Ways ofTennessee announces that 2 United Ways were Honored with Awards
at the 2022 UnitedWay Southeast Regional Conference
On April 26, 2022,more than 345 United Way staff from 18 states gathered in Greenville, SC forUnited Way’s Southeast Regional Conference. To honor the resilient, innovative,and impactful work of local United Ways, awards were presented to a small tomid-sized United Way and a large United Way in the following categories: Exemplary United Way Leader, OutstandingLocal United Way, Exemplary COVID-19 Response, and Trailblazer in Diversity,Equity and Inclusion. United Ways ofTennessee (UWTN) is pleased to announce that two Tennessee United Ways have wonawards.
Angela F. Williams,President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, presented awards on Friday, April 29during the final day of the Southeast Regional Conference.
Matt Marshall,president and CEO of United Way of West Tennessee won for Exemplary United WayLeader. This award honors leadership,initiative, integrity, accountability, innovation, and strong communication andmentoring skills, with vision that leads the team to meaningful successes,while promoting a positive work environment.
UnitedWay of Greater Knoxville, with the team under the leadership of president andCEO Matt Ryerson, won for Outstanding Local United Way. An outstanding United Wayshows measurable progress in improving the lives of those in their community,with meaningful growth in community engagement, revenue, partnerships, andinnovative work that improves lives.
“We are very proud of our two winners and ofall the organizations and leaders who were nominated from our state and acrossthe southeast. These United Ways represent the larger network of United Ways who are all deserving ofrecognition and inspire such confidence in our future success as a network thatfights for the education, health and financial stability of our communities,”said Mary Graham, president of UWTN.
In addition to theawards presentations, conference attendees were inspired by keynote speakersand attended workshops that offered knowledge exchange and practicalapplication tools. Rounding out the four-day event were networkingopportunities and 29 innovation stations that provided exposure to provenpractices and innovative ideas. The United Way Southeast Regional Conferencehas existed for more than 60 years and continues to serve as the premierregional learning opportunity for United Way leaders.