Kelly V. Brinkley Joins United Way of the National Capital Area as Chief Operating Officer
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CONTACT: Julie Rosenthal, JR Communications
Kelly V. Brinkley Joins United Way of the National Capital Area
as Chief Operating Officer
WASHINGTON, DC, May 10, 2012 – United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) is pleased to announce that Kelly V. Brinkley has joined the executive team as Chief Operating Officer. United Way NCA helps thousands of people in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Prince George's and Montgomery Counties improve their lives and their futures.
As Chief Operating Officer, Brinkley will be responsible for providing leadership and overall management direction concerning a wide range of organizational activities including strategic planning, activities supporting effective business operations and departmental collaboration initiatives.
“The addition of the new COO position is a critical next step for the organization,” said Bill Hanbury, President and CEO, United Way NCA. “As the needs in our community continue to grow, United Way NCA must be as efficient and effective as possible to ensure we address the needs of our member nonprofits and corporate partners. The addition of Kelly to the team will help make that happen.”
Before coming to United Way NCA, Brinkley served as the COO for the Washington, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education. As COO, she was responsible for student transportation, procurement, human resources and operations. She managed over 1,800 employees and a budget of $100 million.
Prior to her position in D.C. government, she served on the transition team for the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch merger, where she was responsible for integrating their market risk programs. She has also served as a Credit Risk Manager in Capital Markets Structured Finance where she focused on mortgage finance and derivatives.
Brinkley received her B.A. in Economics from Spelman College and a Master’s of Public Management from the University of Maryland, where she concentrated in Public Sector Financial Management. She received her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and was an Ebony Magazine Young Leader of the Future.
About United Way of the National Capital Area
Focusing on the critical areas of education, financial stability and health, United Way of the National Capital Area and its nonprofit members not only provide immediate relief of social problems affecting the community, but also works to alleviate the underlying causes of these issues. Serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties for more than 35 years, United Way of the National Capital Area works to inspire acts of caring, deliver hope and improve lives. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit www.unitedwaynca.org.