Jenna Hull

Executive Director
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Jenna Hull Assumes Role of Executive Director at United Way of Adams County


Quincy – Jenna Hull's journey of dedication, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to the Quincy community, has reached a significant milestone with her appointment as the Executive Director of United Way of Adams County. Ryan Whicker, the current board president, expressed confidence in Hull's leadership, stating, "We look forward to Jenna’s leadership, as she brings valuable experience, creativity, and a profound passion for the UWAC mission.”


Hull began work for United Way of Adams County in March 2020 as the Director of Programs and Services. However, her arrival coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitating a rapid transition to remote work. Despite being designated a nonessential worker, Jenna recognized the critical nature of the United Way Helpline for the community and promptly set up a home-based landline to continue providing essential assistance.


"Virtual meetings were not in anyone's vocabulary," remarked Hull. "Few people knew what 'Zoom' meant, and I had very little time to work with the UWAC staff before we were sent home”. Hull persevered, maintaining a 'boots on the ground' mentality, gaining an overview of Adams County's needs, and guiding its most vulnerable residents to the help they needed.


When the Welcome Inn closed its doors, Hull demonstrated exemplary leadership by swiftly assembling a team of social service providers to address the community's needs with less than 14 days' notice. Mayor Mike Troup, recognizing Jenna's outstanding contributions during this challenging time, presented her with the Key to the City, underscoring her pivotal role in meeting the needs of the Quincy community.


In November 2022, Hull transitioned to the role of Director of Development and Communication. In this capacity, she gained a comprehensive understanding of donors, United Way of Adams County partner agencies, and companies facilitating workplace campaigns. Hull took charge of marketing, graphic design, and social media, showcasing her multifaceted approach to organizational leadership.


Reflecting on her experiences, Hull noted, "Working with Jeremy Wingerter as our Executive Director, followed by Nancy Bluhm, gave me excellent experience learning about leadership and management styles. Teamwork is required for all of our endeavors, and our staff excels at collaboration."


Hull also highlighted the invaluable guidance provided by the United Way of Adams County Board. "Our Board is a working board. They care deeply about the United Way mission of empowering people to reach their full potential."


A lifelong Quincy resident, Hull's commitment to community service extends beyond her professional roles. She has served as a Chaddock Child Advocate, fostered six children with her husband (adopting one of them), presided over the YWCA board, and volunteered with Horizons Soup Kitchen in Quincy.


As she steps into her role as Executive Director, Hull looks ahead, stating, "With community, donors, board, and staff support, I aspire to increase awareness of the needs in our community and positively impact all Adams County residents.”