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United Way of Ky. announces 2021 board of directors; Kate McKune to succeed Dr. Angie Taylor as chair


United Way of Kentucky (UWKY) is pleased to announce the appointment of the 2021 Chair of the Board of Directors, Kate McKune. Kate has served on the UWKY board since 2016 and currently serves as General Counsel at Park Community Credit Union. Kate comes into the leadership role following Dr. Angie Taylor, President, Taylor Career Strategies. Dr. Taylor had served as Chair since January 2020.

UWKY is also pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the UWKY Board of Directors beginning January 2021: Betsy Burkeen and Timothy Johnson. Betsy Burkeen serves as CEO of United Way of Paducah McCracken County, serving McCracken county in Kentucky. Timothy Johnson serves as President and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass. United Way of the Bluegrass serves a ten- county region including Fayette, Scott, Franklin, Anderson, Woodford, Jessamine, Madison, Clark, Montgomery, and Bourbon counties.

“I am pleased to welcome Kate McKune as the 2021 Board Chair, and grateful for her willingness to lend her leadership to advancing the United Way mission across the Commonwealth,” said Kevin Middleton, UWKY President. “Timothy Johnson and Betsy Burkeen fill a unique role on our Board, bringing direct United Way experience and tested leadership in strategic development for the non-profit sector. They are an asset to our network, and our capacity to advance the health, education, and financial stability of all Kentuckians.”

United Way of Kentucky’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the business, academic, non-profit, and public sector serving communities across Kentucky. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of UWKY as well as to raise awareness for UWKY’s services to Kentucky communities. To learn more about UWKY and the organization’s board, visit their website at uwky.org.

From United Way of Kentucky


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