Shaunae Motley leads the effort to strengthen communities and make a difference in the lives of neighbors across 13 counties as President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Georgia. Shaunae began her career as an education and career development director with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bulloch County, where she coordinated programs that supported the educational growth of 350 students in grades K through 12. Prior to joining United Way, Shaunae served as director of programs of Quest For Change, where she developed leadership that transformed the organization from two employees serving 150 students to a staff of 12 employees serving over 1,300 youth and families annually. Prior to that role, Shaunae had been chief operating officer for Future Foundation, where she helped grow the organization from a largely grass-roots non-profit into a $2.3 million dollar, nationally recognized service organization. Shaunae studied Public Relations at Georgia Southern University and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School in New York. She was recognized as Rural Leader Magazine’s Top Four “40 Under 40” in 2016, and has earned several awards and recognition for her leadership in the non-profit industry. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her daughter.