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Pennamon new United Way advisory board chair for Gwinnett, North Fulton

Herman Pennamon will serve as Advisory Board Chair for United Way in Gwinnett and North Fulton. Pennamon will lead United Way's mission to engage all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness, while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.

In April, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta merged some of its county operations throughout the 13-county region in an effort to consolidate and leverage resources to better serve its member communities. United Way in Gwinnett County and North Fulton combined operations within the northern arc, establishing a metro north office housed off of Meadow Church Road in Duluth.

John Schraudenbach of Ernst Young, former Gwinnett County Advisory Board Chair, was preparing to end his term when he learned of the transition. He immediately began working with United Way staff to identify "a leader in the community who understands and cares deeply for both communities" to succeed him. He then reached out to Pennamon, community relations manager for Georgia Power.

"To me, Herman was an obvious and right choice," Schraudenbach said. "He has chaired committees in both Gwinnett and North Fulton and will bring strong insight into working with both communities as he has successfully done for Georgia Power."

Pennamon will serve from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011