McGee named new United Way director

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Mark McGee

Mark McGee has been named the new executive director of United Way of Bedford County.

Joseph Forsee, chairman of the board of directors for United Way of Bedford County, made the announcement.

McGee replaces Pam Fisher, who left office due to family reasons. She has graciously accepted a position on the board to further the mission of United Way within the community.

Board's thanks

"The Board and I would like to thank Pam for her commitment to United Way of Bedford County," Forsee said. "We are grateful for the time and effort she has put in as Executive Director and look forward to her taking a seat with us on the Board."

McGee serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication at Lipscomb University in Nashville, a position he has held for 16 years. He served as senior publisher/director of media relations in the Lipscomb athletics department until the end of May 2017, ending a 14-year tenure.

New challenges

"I look forward to the challenges presented in my new role," McGee said. "I am impressed with the enthusiasm of the board members. One message I want to make sure everyone realizes is every dollar raised in Bedford County by United Way stays in Bedford County.

"I believe people want to help others in need. Shelbyville and Bedford County have numerous organizations working to fulfill those needs. United Way of Bedford County helps provide financial assistance to many of those organizations, but we can only help if local industries, businesses, and individuals contribute to our efforts."

In addition to his work at Lipscomb. McGee has also served as the editor of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette from 1994-2003 and as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Nashville Banner for 13 years. McGee serves as a freelance writer for various publications, including the Times-Gazette.

Education

McGee has a B.S. degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law while working for the Banner. He also received a Knight Center Fellowship in "The Business of Sports" at the University of Maryland.

"We would like to welcome Mark to United Way of Bedford County," Forsee said. "We are excited about what he brings to the position. His experience in journalism and commitment to Bedford County is a real asset to the organization and the Board of Directors.

"If you would like to know more about United Way of Bedford County please visit our website at www.unitedwaybedford.org. You can also call Mark at 931-684-6685 to ask, and wish him luck on this new position."