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Brenneman Announces May 31 Retirement as United Way of Knox
County Executive Director

United Way of Knox County Executive Director Kelly Brenneman announced she will retire May 31 from
the position she has held since 2015. United Way of Knox County has been a health and human service
organization serving Mount Vernon and neighboring communities, since 1951, and Brenneman has been
the Executive Director since 2015.

“I have been very proud of the achievements that we have made during my 8 years with United Way.
We purchased a building and have a permanent home for the organization, established Women United,
a group of dedicated philanthropic women who raise thousands of dollars to help women and children
each year, helped create a Resource Navigator position, to help connect people, businesses,
organizations with local resources and have raised over 8.5 million dollars thanks to the amazing support
of our community members,” commented Brenneman.

Reflecting on her time at United Way, Kelly stated, “I have loved every single moment of leading this
amazing local organization with a steadfast, devoted Board of Directors, loyal staff members, generous
donors and volunteers who are giving of their time and talents. I know they will acquire the perfect
leader to lead this organization into the future.”

“Kelly’s leadership, innovative fundraising and programming ideas, and collaborative efforts will be
greatly missed,” said United Way Board Chair Lisa Lloyd. “We are sincerely appreciative of the significant
contributions she has made in the community during her time with United Way.”

Since sharing her retirement date with board members last year, United Way’s Executive Committee has
been developing a succession process, which will commence immediately. Candidates interested in
becoming United Way of Knox County’s Executive Director may see a full job description and application
information here:

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