Hull named United Way Executive Director
QUINCY — Jenna Hull has been named Executive Director of the United Way of Adams County, according to a news release from the organization.
Board President Ryan Whicker expressed confidence in Hull’s leadership
“We look forward to Jenna’s leadership, as she brings valuable experience, creativity, and a profound passion for the UWAC mission,” he said.
Hull began work for United Way of Adams County in March 2020 as the Director of Programs and Services. However, her arrival coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitating a rapid transition to remote work. Despite being designated a nonessential worker, Jenna recognized the critical nature of the United Way Helpline for the community and promptly set up a home-based landline to continue providing essential assistance.
“Virtual meetings were not in anyone’s vocabulary,” Hull said. “Few people knew what ‘Zoom’ meant, and I had very little time to work with the UWAC staff before we were sent home.”
When the Welcome Inn closed its doors, Hull assembled a team of social service providers to address the community’s needs . Quincy Mayor Mike Troup, recognized Hull’s contributions during this challenging time, presented her with a key to the City.
In November 2022, Hull transitioned to the role of Director of Development and Communication, gaining a comprehensive understanding of donors, United Way of Adams County partner agencies, and companies facilitating workplace campaigns. Hull handled the team’s marketing, graphic design, and social media, showcasing her multifaceted approach to organizational leadership.
“Working with Jeremy Wingerter as our Executive Director, followed by Nancy Bluhm, gave me excellent experience learning about leadership and management styles,” Hull said. “Teamwork is required for all of our endeavors, and our staff excels at collaboration … our board is a working board. They care deeply about the United Way mission of empowering people to reach their full potential.”
A lifelong Quincy resident, Hull’s has served as a Chaddock Child Advocate, fostered six children with her husband (adopting one of them), presided over the YWCA board, and volunteered with Horizons Soup Kitchen in Quincy.
“With community, donors, board, and staff support, I aspire to increase awareness of the needs in our community and positively impact all Adams County residents,” she said.
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