Leann Vernon, the Director of Accountability and Strategic Impact, develops key performance indicators to assess implementation of United Way of Southwest Virginia’s business strategy, creates coordinated processes for data collection, provides analysis and reporting across the business, and devises opportunities for leaders across the organization to quickly learn from data. Leann creates and leads a communications and public relations strategy that advances UWSWVA’s impact strategies with key audiences and influencers from multiple sectors (government, non-profit, business, academia), media, the general public and employees.
Leann graduated from Mary Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history. She has worked in various nonprofits during her more than twenty year career, with experience in program development, planning, management, and evaluation; marketing and communications; and fund raising.
Leann is a member of Abingdon Bible Church where she serves as a Sunday School teacher, Awana leader, and Bible study leader. She is the proud aunt of Chloe, Ian, Emmy, Tyler and Abbey.