Loaned Executive Leadership Program

Join the Loaned Executive Leadership Program
What is the Loaned Executive Leadership Program?

Loaned Executives (LEs) are on the front line of community change in Escambia County.  LEs serve as leaders by advocating and supporting the United Way Workplace Campaign, which annually raises over $2 million to support local nonprofit programs. The LE program is designed to help LEs build their professional network and develop leadership qualities, sales techniques and public speakings skills. 

What specifically do Loaned Executives do?

Loaned Executives are expected to participate in the Community Investment Process, support the Workplace Campaign and attend monthly leadership seminars.  


Community Investment Committee February-May (approx. 10 hours per month)
The Community Investment Committee reviews grant requests from local nonprofits seeking funds generated by the Workplace Campaign. It is vital for LEs to understand how campaign dollars are being invested before asking the community to support the Workplace Campaign.

Workplace Campaign July-December (approximately 5 hours per month)

LEs support the planning, organization, implementation, and successful completion of all fundraising activities within their assigned local workplaces that participate in the United Way Workplace Campaign. LEs strive to increase the support and contributions to United Way at their assigned workplaces. 

Leadership Seminars  July-December (2nd Wednesday of month; 8:00am-12:00pm)
Loaned Executives participate in monthly seminars with focused training to build their professional network, enhance their leadership qualities, and hone their public speaking skills.  The seminars feature key community leaders that share their expertise and understanding of community issues. The 2015-16 program featured Clay Ingram (CEO Greater Pensacola Chamber), Steven Barry (Dist. 5 County Commissioner), Rick Outzen (Publisher Independent News), DeDe Flounlacker (CEO of MANNA), Stacey Kostevicki (CEO of Gulf Coast Kids House) and many more!
Benefits of the LE Program 
The Loaned Executive Gains
  • An expanded network of business contacts
  • Leadership, managerial and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of community needs and the nonprofit network that addresses these needs

The Sponsoring Company Gains

  • A more skilled and knowledgeable employee
  • Positive brand recognition as a community partner supporting our community
  • Employee exposure to a unique network of hundreds of workplaces and community leaders
The Community Gains
  • Increased funding to support nonprofit work with reduced overhead costs
  • Well-informed community leaders
  • A stronger network of community-focused individuals


What People are Saying About Their LE Experience

"The personal gratification you get from serving the community and becoming more in tune with community needs makes the time you give up well worth it. The Loaned Executive Leadership program sends the message that although faces may change, LE's will always be there to support our community's needs."
-Sara Harlow, Gulf Power, 2015-2016 LE

"Being a Loaned Executive for United Way has really opened my eyes to our area's nonprofits and how they are positively impacting so many people within our community.  The program has allowed me the opportunity to learn more about these organizations and become more involved with them.  What United Way's team does to bring this community together is incredible. I am very fortunate and thankful to be a part of such an amazing group of people who truly make a difference."
-Maegan Leonard, Greater Pensacola Chamber, 2015-2016 LE

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. The United Way of Escambia County fulfills an extraordinary need in our community." 

-Wes Hudgens, Gulf Power, 2014-2015 LE and current United Way Board Member

Thank you 2015-2016 Loaned Executives
Christina Acosta – University of West Florida
Krystle Aman – Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
Becky Bromley – Wells Fargo
Kelly Cooke – Gulf Power

Lynn Eiland – Florida Department of Children and Families

Ashley Faulkner – Fortis Institute

Douglas Gardner – Gulf Power

Sara Harlow – Gulf Power

Tori Harris – Gulf Power

Scarlett Henson – US Department of State
Kelly Jasen – Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Jason Jones – Gulf Power

Georgia Lee Ketchum – West Florida Hospital

Maegan Leonard – Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Kelly MacLeod – Gulf Coast Kid’s House
Becky Matthews – United Health Care

Karen McLendon – Gulf Power

Clinton Retherford – Gulf Power

Jared Rorrer – Gulf Power

Lynsey Stuart – Pensacola State College

Thank you to our presenting sponsors for their generous support of the Loanded Executive Leadership Program:


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