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United Way of the Coalfield announces new executive director

Sean Mooningham
Sean Mooningham

Madisonville, Ky. – The United Way of the Coalfield Board of Directors, which serves Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties in western Kentucky, has hired a new executive director.

Sean Mooningham, of Central City, Ky., began work as executive director on Jan. 4, filling the void created in the fall of 2015 following the retirement of long-time director Chip Tate.

“We are very excited to have Sean Mooningham as our new Executive Director,” said Rufus Baker, Chair of the Board of Directors. “He is personable, well connected in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties, and excited for the opportunity to work with our eleven partner agencies. We look forward to working with Sean in the future as we continue to build on the past successes of our United Way.”

Before coming to United Way, Mooningham was the assistant director of Central City Tourism. He serves on the board of directors of the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce and Muhlenberg Rotary Club, and is Vice President of the Muhlenberg Arts Advisory Council.

“This area has always been my home,” Mooningham said, “and the people here are my friends and family. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with and for the people of the Coalfield.”

The United Way of the Coalfield is a local, non-profit, volunteer driven organization working to support health and human services in Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties of Kentucky. It is governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a small, professional staff. Its partner agencies include the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties, Family Advocacy Center, Hopkins County Community Clinic, Hopkins County 4-H, Hopkins County Family YMCA, Hospice of Western Kentucky, Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center, Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Pennyroyal Mental Health, The Salvation Army and Sanctuary, Inc.

Caring for people in this area of Kentucky since 1972, The United Way of the Coalfield is continuing its mission to unite volunteer efforts to plan and monitor effective human service programs that are responsive to community needs and promote the quality of life in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties.