Campaign Chairman: Chief Bob Parnell
Bob Parnell, Chief of the Salisbury Fire Department, served 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 a 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.
The community leaders who assisted the 2019-20 campaign with Chief Bob Parnell were in the Campaign Cabinet.
While Parnell, Chief of the Salisbury Fire Department, oversaw the fundraising campaign, members of the cabinet managed and established goals for divisions and assisted in promoting the campaign.
Cabinet members included 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 focused on Swat/CEO cultivation. Post, Treme and Parnell focused on Leadership Giving.
For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Rowan County United Way, please call the United Way office at 704-633-1802.