Daily Record Staff//December 12, 2022
//December 12, 2022
A University of Scranton alum, she worked as an account executive at Bill Donovan Communications before her first job with the nonprofit organization. In 1982, she became the director of communications for the United Way of Wyoming Valley for three years. Martin would go on to serve for a decade as vice president, senior director and manager at the United Way of America. She has served in her current role for 26 years as the senior vice president and chief operating officer for the United Way of Central Maryland.
A graduate of Leadership Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Committee’s leadership program, Martin has given her time to a number of organizations including chairing the University of Scranton National Alumni Board.
After more than decades, Martin says she, “Sincerely hopes that people will see my children, the organizations I’ve served as a volunteer or staff member and the people whose lives I was privileged to be a part of and believe that I helped make a difference in their growth and success as well as their value to society.
“My greatest accomplishment has been the vocation and avocation for over 40 years because we leverage the rich diversity of people and perspectives and the power of collection action to transform lives. I’ve always endeavored to keep whatever United Way I was working with moving to the next intersection of need and what we do best. What I’ve loved is that people who might otherwise be fierce competitors are willing to come together at the table for the sake of their community and to listen to its residents.”-