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Loaned Executive Leadership Program


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 $1.6 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. United Way believes it is vital for our LEs 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 mission and this wonderful community I call home. 
- Jamie Bradley, 2014-2015 Loaned Executive of the Year

United Way’s Loaned Executive program gave me the opportunity to connect with area leaders in non-profits and to gain a better understanding of how they effect change in our community. At the end of every seminar, I left a happier and more inspired person.
- Rebecca Cleary, 2013-2015 Loaned Executive

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


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:


With support of Gulf Power Company.