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Loaned Executive Leadership Program

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Join the Loaned Executive Leadership Program
The Loaned Executive Leadership Program is a highly unique, year-long, volunteering opportunity that brings together a group of local professionals to coordinate United Way’s Annual Workplace Campaign.  Ultimately, Loaned Executives are the face of the campaign, which raised over $2.025 million for nonprofit programming last year.
Loaned Executives will develop professional and leadership skills while improving Escambia County by supporting the Workplace Campaign, participating in the Community Investment Process, and attending monthly leadership seminars.  
Workplace Campaign
Loaned Executives (LEs) support the planning, organization, implementation, and successful completion of all campaigns within an assigned group of local workplaces that run United Way Workplace Campaigns. As an LE, the objective is to achieve an increase in support and contributions to United Way of Escambia County and to foster a greater understanding of United Way’s efforts in the community within the workplace. 
Community Investment Committee
Loaned Executives are asked to participate as a member of the Community Investment Committee. The Community Investment Committee oversees the funds distribution process, United Way’s method of investing dollars raised during the campaign into local nonprofit programming through annual grants.  This will be the first activity for the 2014 class of LE’s. United Way believes it is vital for our LE’s to intimately understand how campaign dollars are being used before asking the community to support the Workplace Campaign.
Leadership Seminars
Loaned Executives will also participate in monthly leadership seminars with focused training on the local nonprofit sector and community needs. These seminars also feature presentations from community leaders on topics such as: Confidence, Calmness and Competency – the 3 C’s of Leadership; Consistent and Credible Leaderships; Strengthening Relationships; and Dealing with Difficult People (to name a few).
The Loaned Executive Gains
  • A broader knowledge of the local community
  • Exposure to key community leaders
  • A larger community network
  • Leadership/teamwork skills
  • Public speaking opportunities and training
The Sponsoring Company Gains
  • Benefits of a more skilled, knowledgeable and networked employ
  • Positive brand recognition as a community partner through United Way marketing efforts
The Community Gains
  • Educated leaders able to respond and advocate for community needs
  • Stronger, safer and healthier programs that are strengthened to meet our community’s most pressing volunteer and resource needs
  • Improved fundraising results with lower campaign costs
Being a Loaned Executive can be very rewarding.  It allows you to make new friends, learn more about the businesses in your community and gain an appreciation for the agencies that provide services to those who need help the most. It will make you a better person.
-Gary Sammons, Gulf Power, Current Board Chair and former LE
Being a part of the Loaned Executive program has made such a significant impact on both my personal and professional life. While helping make a difference in our community and serving those in need, I have learned a great deal about myself. I've made some amazing new friends and gained a greater appreciation for the United Way, their mision and this wonderful community I call home
-Jamie Bradley, 2014+ 2015 Loaned Executive of the Year
I love United Way! I have a new perspective on how our community really needs our help. With that, you receive really awesome training from amazing leaders in our community!
-Sydnie Lewis, Publix, 2014 LE
The United Way of Escambia County fulfills an extraordinary need in our community. The Loaned Executive program is an eye opening experience that benefits all involved; United Way, our community and those determined to make a difference. I am thankful for my opportunity to serve as a Loaned Executive and the professional development that I gained through this wonderful program.
-Wes Hudgens, Gulf Power, 2014+ 2015 LE
Thank you 2014+2015 Loaned Executives

Jamie Bradley-Gulf Power Company
Rebecca Bromley- Wells Fargo
Rebecca Cleary- Emmanuel, Sheppard + Condon
Wes Hudgens-Gulf Power Company
Maegan Leonard- Greater Pensacola Chamber
Monique Miles- Catholic Charities
Justine Olan- Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
Antonio Terry-Gulf Power Company

Thank you to the following partners for generously sponsoring the Loaned Executive Leadership Program:


With support of
Gulf Power Company