Dr. Laura Gallegos joins United Way of El Paso County staff

El Paso, TX (Feb. 10, 2016) - United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) welcomes Laura Gallegos, Ed.D.,  as its Vice President of Resource Development.

 

Dr. Gallegos will be leading the strategic and tactical efforts of the organization’s traditional and non-traditional resource development goals. The position’s responsibilities include expanding revenue streams in support of a strategic plan for sustainability and growth of donor relationships, business partners and staff.

 

Previously, Dr. Gallegos was the Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. There she supported the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a network of physicians called Texas Tech Physicians. In addition, she served as the legislative liaison for the university.

 

Dr. Gallegos earned her doctorate in Educational Management and Development from New Mexico State University. Early in her career, Dr. Gallegos worked in broadcast journalism in the El Paso and Denver markets. After leaving news, she took the position of the Denver Public Schools Assistant Director of Public Information for the 72,000 student district before returning home to her hometown of El Paso. She is the mother of two boys, Santiago, 13, and Diego, 11.  

 

“Our United Way is so fortunate to have such a talented and accomplished professional join our staff,” Deborah Zuloaga, CEO of UWEPC said. “We know that her enthusiasm and commitment to service will make a difference in El Paso.”

 

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MEDIA CONTACT

 

Elizabeth Gamez

Marketing & Communications Manager

(915) 533 2434 ext. 222

 

About The United Way of El Paso County

The United Way of El Paso County is an independent, locally governed and community-supported nonprofit agency that is focused on identifying and making a measurable change in three areas:  Education, Basic Needs, and Income through funding, advocacy, creating collaborative partnerships, and developing volunteer resources. The organization, which has been in El Paso for more than 90 years, focuses on creating long-term, lasting change to make El Paso a better community for everyone. United Way also serves as the manager/fiscal agent for the city, and county employee campaigns.