2019-2020 Campaign


Campaign Chair: Bob Parnell

Bob Parnell, chief of the Salisbury Fire Department, will serve as chairman of the 2019 Rowan County United Way Campaign, overseeing the annual fundraising effort on behalf of local human service agencies supported by the United Way.

Parnell, originally from Oakhurst, New Jersey, became Salisbury firefighter in 1980 and fire chief in 2005 after moving up through the ranks. Parnell is a member of the Salisbury Rotary Club, the technical committee at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Shiloh United Methodist Church in Granite Quarry.

At United Way, he has served on the Campaign Cabinet, allocations panel and Day of Caring.


Campaign Cabinet

the community leaders who will assist 2019-20 campaign Chairman Bob Parnell in the campaign cabinet.

While Parnell, chief of the Salisbury Fire Department, will oversee the fundraising campaign, members of the cabinet will manage and establish goals for divisions and assist in promoting the campaign.

Cabinet members include Eric Slipp, of Nouryon, public relations chairman; Andrew Smith, of Rowan-Salisbury Schools, vice chairman for education; Jim Behmer, of Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, presidents; John Struzick, of Innospec, chairmans; Greg Anderson, publisher of the Salisbury Post, industrial No. 1; Bob Cartner, of Chandler Concrete, industrial No. 2; Jimmy Greene, of Fisher-Greene Insurance, commercial No. 1; Rhonda Martin, of F&M Bank, commercial No. 2; Mark Lewis, of Peoples Bank, commercial No. 3; Chris Soliz, of Rowan County government, public employees; Terry Smith, of the Salisbury Fire Department, community business; David Treme, Spencer town manager, special gifts; and David Post, David Post Law, professionals.

Treme, Slipp and Parnell will also focus on Swat/CEO cultivation. Post, Treme and Parnell will focus on leadership giving.


                        For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Rowan County United Way, contact
                        Jackie Harris at 704-633-1802.

131 West Innes Street, Suite 201
Salisbury, N.C. 28144


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