United Way of St. Lucie County Employee Selected for Worldwide Leadership Program

Fort Pierce, FL- (August 7, 2019) – Jessica Parrish and United Way of St. Lucie County has been selected to participate in United Way’s Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD program is United Way’s exclusive engagement and professional development platform designed for high-performing and high-potential individuals who are committed to building their career within United Way.

“United Way of St. Lucie County is proud that Jessica Parrish was chosen to be a part of the Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program,” said Karen Knapp, President and CEO of United Way of St. Lucie County. “We are pleased that she is recognized as a high-potential and high-performing United Way colleague. It is leaders like her who take part in programs like this that will carry our mission into the 21st century.”

“I’m honored to be chosen for the LEAD program. This is a great opportunity to enhance my leadership skills, engage with other professionals, and strengthen the future of United Way,” said Parrish.

Selection for the LEAD program is based on performance, potential, core competencies and a passion for the mission of United Way. Applications for the program come from the worldwide network of 12,850 professional staff and are open to those working across all departments and groups.

“As we continue to digitally transform our organization, United Way must continuously develop our leadership for the sustainability of our network,” said Amy Dinofrio, Vice President of Human Resources, Talent and Board Development at United Way Worldwide. “Supporting high-performing and high-potential employees enables us to build a culture of top performing talent and sustainable leadership that ensures we will continue to effectively serve the unmet needs of every person in every community.”

The 2019-2020 LEAD program runs August 2019 – July 2020 and provides participants with a series of in-depth learning and development sessions. For more information, please visit: https://www.unitedway.org/careers/working-at-united-way


About United Way of  St. Lucie County

United Way of St. Lucie County encourages people to LIVE UNITED by giving to the annual campaign, spreading the word about the positive impact United Way is making in our community and volunteering to make our community a better place for us all. We support numerous programs that enhance the lives of people in St. Lucie County. For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED and help create a brighter future for those in need in our community, please call 772-464-5300, like us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @UnitedWaySLC or visit our website www.unitedwayslc.org. 

About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.