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Regional Partners

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Round Two

Shaunae Motley

Resilient Southwest Georgia (Albany)

Supporting: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell, Worth

As president and chief executive officer of United Way of Southwest Georgia, Shaunae Motley leads the effort to strengthen communities and make a difference in the lives of neighbors across 13 counties in the southwest Georgia region. She is a nationally recognized leader who brings a wealth of experience in visioning, strategic planning, community engagement, and capacity building with a variety of organizations and communities. Prior to joining United Way, Motley served as director of programs of Quest For Change where she developed leadership that transformed the organization from two employees serving 150 students, to a staff of 12 employees serving over 1,300 youth and families annually. Before that, Motley served as COOfor Future Foundation where she helped grow the once grassroots organization from a fledgling entity to a multi-million dollar, nationally recognized nonprofit. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. A recent graduate of GeorgiaForward's 2018 Young Gamechangers class in Albany/Dougherty County, Motley studied public relations at Georgia Southern University and also holds a graduate certificate in business excellence from Columbia Business School. She was recognized as a 2019 American Express NGen Fellow, Rural Leader Magazine's Top Four \"40 Under 40\" in 2016, and has earned several other awards and recognition for her leadership in the nonprofit industry.

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