United Way of Northeast Arkansas has named Rachel Guerin as its next executive director.
Guerin has a long career in non-profit work. Most recently, Guerin served as the Associate Director of Planned Giving for the Arkansas/Oklahoma Division of The Salvation Army.
Prior to her work at The Salvation Army, she served as the executive director of market development for March of Dimes. Guerin has years of experience in development, volunteer management, and strategic planning.
“I’m excited to welcome Rachel Guerin as the new Executive Director of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.” Michael Nunnally, United Way Board President said. “Rachel’s proven track record in non-profit leadership is just what we need. The board is confident she’s the right person to oversee the efforts of the United Way in its next chapter. The United Way of Northeast Arkansas was fortunate to be under the direction of Nanette Heard since 2010 and we are excited about the future with Rachel as the new director.”
Guerin has volunteered with the Downtown Jonesboro Alliance, St. Bernards NICU, the Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas and Jonesboro Young Professionals Network. She is a native of Northeast Arkansas and currently resides in Jonesboro with her husband, Gabe, and their son, David.
“Growing up in Jonesboro and spending the bulk of my career in the non-profit sector, I have had the privilege of watching the United Way of Northeast Arkansas change lives.” Guerin said. “Now, I have the opportunity to join them. It is a true honor to be able to work with this caliber of volunteers and staff and I am looking forward to what we can achieve together.”
United Way of Northeast Arkansas has existed for more than 65 years. United Way currently funds more than 20 local non-profit programs that have a focus in the areas of education, health and financial stability. United Way of Northeast Arkansas currently serves all or parts of nine counties – Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett, Randolph and Mississippi.