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United Way names new marketing coordinator

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The United Way of Henderson County has named Kristen Freeman as the new marketing and communications coordinator.

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A 10-year resident of Hendersonville, Freeman moved to the area after graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in health care management. She enjoyed a successful career in medical and pharmaceutical sales while working for Rotech Healthcare and Astellas Pharma US. Kristen and her husband, Chris, have two children, daughter Emory and son Carter.

"Not only does Kristen bring valuable professional experience, but she believes in LIVE UNITED," United Way executive director Ruth Birge said in a news release. "Her dedication and selfless commitment to many non-profit organizations in our community makes a great fit. Her passion for children and children's issues is extraordinary."
Freeman has served in many capacities with the Junior Woman's Club including president and Children's Clothing Closet chair; First Baptist Church; Junior Welfare Club; Interfaith Assistance Ministries; and the Young Leaders Program; and is a recent graduate of the United Way's Rising Leaders Program.

"I have collaborated with United Way for many years," she said. "After graduating from the United Way Rising Leaders Program and becoming more familiar with the truly incredible non-profit organizations in our community, I struggled with having to choose just one to commit my energy to. But having the opportunity to work with all of them through United Way is a dream come true for me. Rising Leaders is a remarkable program that I would recommend for anyone considering getting involved with a local non-profit."

For more information or to get involved, contact the United Way at 828-692-1636 or go to liveunitedhc.org or Facebook.com/liveunitedhc.