Laura Zink Marx Named New UWNC President & CEO

Marx is the first female to lead UWNC


Raleigh, NC August 8, 2014……. United Way of North Carolina announced today that Laura Zink Marx will be the new President & CEO of the 59 year old organization that supports 57 local United Ways across the state.  Marx, who was selected in a nationwide search, has more than twenty years experience with several United Way organizations of various sizes, including what was United Way of America.  In her most recent position as Executive Director of the NJ211 Partnership, Marx earned a reputation for excellence in fundraising, strategic planning, budget development, compliance and building collaborative partnerships.

The announcement was made by Board Chairwoman, Brenda B. Diggs and UWNC retiring President & CEO, James Morrison, who has served UWNC since 1997.   Diggs, who is a Board and Executive Committee Member of the local United Way of Forsyth County, said, “Laura has the skills and talent to build on the respect and network that Jim Morrison has developed over the years to make UWNC even stronger.”

Morrison added, “Laura Marx brings a proven track record of United Way network engagement, public policy work and 2-1-1 expansion.  All of those are key priorities for United Way of North Carolina.”

Marx is relocating from the Philadelphia, PA metro area with her husband and son.    

As a Carteret County property owner, she is looking forward to moving and working in the UWNC office in Raleigh.  Marx said, “I am not a status quo person.  I can think of no better fit for me than continuing to help grow a newer 2-1-1 system, to help in the growth and rebranding of the United Way of the future and in attracting and retaining young professionals to the United Way system.”