Alexander named to United Fund board

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Catrina Alexander has been named to the United Fund of Surry County’s board of directors.

Alexander is the career development coordinator for Mount Airy City Schools, a post she accepted in March after a 25-year career in parks and recreation in Surry County and then in Mount Airy. She had served as the director of that department for Mount Airy since 2005.

Alexander, the agency said, has been a long-time supporter of the United Fund through workplace campaigns held by the city of Mount Airy. In addition, she participated in the United Fund by representing the Reeves Community Foundation, one of the United Fund’s 26 member agencies.

In 2015-2016, Alexander served as the United Fund of Surry campaign chair and helped lead the effort that raised more than $480,000 that year.

“Catrina’s knowledge of the community and diversity of experience with the United Fund will be a strong addition to the United Fund Board,” the agency said in announcing her appointment to the board.

Alexander and husband Mel reside in Mount Airy and have two children, Jackson and Macy Smith.

Alexander has lived in Mount Airy since graduating from Western Carolina University in 1991. She serves as the foundation chair for Surry Sunrise Rotary and on the planning committee for the NC Women’s LeadHership Conference. She received the Greater of Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award for 2016.