Kelly Jasen

President & CEO

Kelly Jasen joined our community in November 2019, becoming the first female President & CEO of United Way Emerald Coast. She oversees day-to-day operations for the nonprofit organization and leads the effort to strengthen communities by mobilizing the caring, compassionate power of Okaloosa and Walton counties.

She has more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to this role, she served for three years as United Way of West Florida's Director of Development in Pensacola. She holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Central Florida.

She is deeply committed to her community and has a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of others. She is currently active in The Rotary Club of Destin, Destin Forward, Impact 100, UWEC’s Emerging Leaders and Women United, and is a graduate of Mentoring Emerald Coast, Leadership Okaloosa, and Leadership Pensacola. She has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by United Way, the Emerging Leader of the Year by the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, a Philanthropic Woman of the Year Nominee by Junior League of Pensacola and was a Rising Star by Inweekly Magazine.

She is honored to lead our local United Way and strives to bring innovative and energetic leadership to the organization.