LIVE UNITED means so much to me and my family.  It is why I am proud 

and honored to serve as the chair of this year’s board. There is an energy and excitement occurring with our United Way office staff and board members because of our new president, Scott Conger. Scott is helping our board to better serve our region by bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to this organization. The use of social media, online giving and enhanced communications are just a few of the new things Scott is implementing.

It is not every day that individuals can see the impact their gift makes in their communities.  Having the opportunity to travel around West Tennessee, I have seen firsthand the needs in our communities—large and small. Individuals receiving assistance from any one of our partners are not seeking a hand-out but a hand-up. United Way partners are able to be there assisting with compassion because of the generous support from individuals like you.

LIVE UNITED also means that as volunteers we can share our talents to impact lives in many different ways.  By serving on local boards, community impact teams, or financially supporting this year’s campaign, we all can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.

One of our goals as a board this year is to amplify the message of United Way and its partner agencies. Continued service, accountability and commitment will ensure a positive difference is made in our area. We will do our best to help more people understand and feel the impact of what it means to LIVE UNITED. With your help and support, I’m confident we will be successful.

This year, opportunities exist within our organization to increase our impact. The staff of United Way and our volunteers across West Tennessee will assist in telling the story of why United Way is an important way of life for so many.  Impacts like seeing the smile on a child’s face upon receiving a backpack full of food, or simply playing “Go Fish” with seniors at the local senior citizens center, LIVE UNITED impacts lives in every stage of life.

May God continue to bless you and your family; please know your support for United Way is greatly appreciated.


Living United with you,                                                                                                                     

Michael M. Philpot, CEcD

West Tennessee Industrial Association

United Way of West Tennessee Board of Directors

Mike Philpot, Chair

West Tennessee Industrial Association - Executive Director

Dale Humphrey, Vice-Chair
Henderson County Community Hospital - CEO

Judy Long, Audit Vice-Chair
First Citizens National Bank - Executive VP & COO

Nancy Nanney, Finance-Vice Chair

Jackson Energy Authority - Senior Vice President & CFO

Bruce Niven, Campaign Vice-Chair
ARJ - Sales & Purchasing Manager

Doug Roth, Endowment Vice-Chair
Bancorp South - President

Scott Conger, Ex-Officio
United Way of West Tennessee - President & CEO

Paula Atkins, Secretary

Community Volunteer

Charley Deal, Past Chair

University of Tennessee at Martin - Assistant Vice-Chancellor

Jeff Agee
First Citizens National Bank - President & CEO

Louis Amirault
Teknor Apex Tennessee Company - Assembly Manager

Melvin Bond
Haywood County - Sheriff

Tina Boyd
Tyson - Human Resources Manager

Dr. Versie Hamlett
Humboldt City Schools - Superintendent

Allen Hester
Dyersburg / Dyer County Chamber - President & CEO

Greg Jackson
Kellogg Company - Senior Operations Manager

Craig Kennedy
Duesner & Kennedy - Attorney

Tammy Knight
General Electric - HR Specialist

Keli McAlister
WBBJ-TV - News Anchor / Executive Producer

Kenny McBride
Carroll County - Mayor

Mike Overbey
Central Distributors - General Manager

John Pitcher
Parker Hannafin - Plant Manager

Dr. Verna D. Ruffin
Jackson Madison County Schools - Superintendent











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Jackson, TN 38302

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