Lola McVey, Director of Accounting and Finance at BTES, was chosen to chair the United Way of Bristol’s 2015 Campaign. “We are so excited to have Lola McVey serving as our 2014 United Way of Bristol Campaign Chair,” said Lisa Cofer, Executive Director for the United Way of Bristol. “Although the challenge to raise $1.425 million is huge, Lola’s enthusiasm for the work of United Way in our community is contagious and I know she will lead a successful campaign.” McVey’s campaign, with the theme “The Power of Caring…The Power of Us!” will raise money to help provide assistance to more than 30 health and human service agencies funded by the United Way of Bristol. “We are very optimistic that our community will come through as it always has to help those who need these very vital services,” said McVey. BTES and its employees are long-time supporters of the United Way of Bristol. “A United Way Extra Mile is one and half hour’s pay each month,” explains BTES CEO Mike Browder. “All of our employees are Extra Mile givers or greater. Our employees not only give money to the United Way, several employees also participate on United Way Committees.” Director of Management Services Tara McCall has served on the Evaluations and Allocations Committee for two years, General Accountant Ashley Thornsberry has served on the Audit Committee for seven years and Customer Relations Representative Leslie Boughers has served on the Communications Committee for two years. Thornsberry and Boughers are also members of Young Professionals of Bristol which is an initiative of the United Way of Bristol. CEO Mike Browder previously chaired the United Way Campaign in 1977-78. Several other employees also donate their time during United Way events and at the United Way’s partnering agencies. “I am very proud of all our employees for the difference they make in our service area,” said Browder. “Our livelihood is serving people and this is a personal thing all of us feel the need to do, in addition to providing good service to our customers.” McVey joined BTES in 2008. She is a graduate of John S. Battle High School and King College where she majored in business/economics. From 1983 to 1988, McVey worked at BTES as a general accountant but took time off while she raised her children. McVey is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a 2010 graduate of the LEAD Bristol! program, served on the board of examiners for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 2011, has been a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board since 2010 and currently serves as Treasurer and is also on the board of directors for the Eastern District Power Accountants Association. McVey and her husband, Rick, have three children: son Lee, daughters Erin and Lauren, plus five grandchildren. Let’s all help our community with lasting solutions through “The Power of Caring…The Power of Us!” and give to this year’s campaign.

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