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United Way of Allen County announces new president and CEO

The United Way of Allen County has named Matthew Purkey its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 3

Purkey most recently served as financial manager in special operations for the United States Air Force (civilian) in Dayton, Ohio and is no stranger to the mission of United Way. He has led at both United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and United Way of Northeast Georgia.

A 2017 graduate of United Way World Wide’s Executive Leadership Development Program, he and his wife Amanda, a high school history teacher, have three children.

“I am humbled by the trust and support of the board. What an honor to serve in such a generous community,” Purkey said in a statement. “I look forward to leading United Way of Allen County into a new decade of strengthened collaboration, expanded impact, and committed service to our donors, agency partners, and those who benefit from our work.”

Purkey, a United States Marine Corps veteran, has a masters of human services degree specializing in executive leadership from Liberty University and is pursuing a PhD in strategic leadership from Liberty.

For more information about United Way, visit www.unitedwayallencounty.org.