As the Director of Development, Chandler McLane works closely with local companies of all sizes to engage their employees to give back to Okaloosa and Walton counties and support United Way's mission to align partners, leverage resources, and transform lives. She finds new and innovative ways to share UWEC's mission and values throughout our community in hopes to get more individuals involved with our work.
Chandler joined the United Way family in 2017 as the Campaign Assistant at United Way of West Florida in Pensacola. She quickly excelled and was presented with two promotions throughout her time there. She was a key member of the development team serving as lead staff on a portfolio of company/donor accounts (representing nearly $1 million in revenue), training and managing a team of fundraising volunteers, and coordinating philanthropic community service projects and special events.
She graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management from University of West Florida in 2015. After working in the hospitality industry for several years, she felt compelled to join a non-profit to make a real difference in her community.
As a gulf coast native, she loves spending time outside, especially at the beach. You can find her paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, traveling, or reading when she is not in the office.