The Board of Directors of United Way of Pinal County (UWPC) announced today that Manuela Rehm-Bowler of Apache Junction, AZ will become the new Executive Director effective October 16, 2015. “We are very pleased to have Mannie on board. She has served the United Way of Pinal County since July 2014, initially as a VISTA Member managing the Community Needs Assessment project, and most recently as Resource Development Director,” said Keith McGlaughlin, UWPC Board President. “Mannie’s strengths in community outreach, organization and management experience are what attracted us to her for the position,” continued McGlaughlin. Beginning in November, several community receptions will be conducted throughout the county to allow Ms. Bowler the opportunity to meet and talk with Pinal County communities, organizations and agencies.
Bowler is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She was a kindergarten teacher with the Excalibur School District before joining United Way as a VISTA member. Prior to that, she was Business Development Director for Ripple Industries, Public Outreach Director for Wyoming Kids First, and Children’s Environmental Health Director for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
“With her varied business and leadership skills, we anticipate continued growth under her leadership,” McGlaughlin said.
United Way of Pinal County is a non–profit corporation incorporated in the State of Arizona in 1981 and governed by a volunteer board of directors and currently provides funding for human services through 20 partner agencies serving Pinal County. Priorities are directed to the building blocks for a successful life in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. . United Way’s office is located in Casa Grande.