headshot LEESBURG, Fla. – United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties (UWLS) has appointed Jessica Davis to serve as CEO, effective April 17, 2023. Davis joins UWLS from the Children’s Home Society of Florida. Davis brings 25 years of experience in Nonprofit Industries. She is highly skilled at maximizing resources and leveraging partnerships to produce sustained revenue growth and maximize collective impact. Davis has a keen ability to evaluate and implement innovative approaches that create efficiencies and maintain stability across the workplace.

“The UWLS Board is excited to welcome Jessica Davis as CEO and look forward to her leadership in growing United Way’s presence and support of Lake and Sumter Counties,” said Dr. Laura Byrd, Board Chair of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties. “We remain committed to executing United Way’s mission of serving those in need and Jessica brings the experience and the skills to increase the impact to our communities!” Davis has served on many boards, committees and work groups to improve the outcomes for children and families in Florida, including her current role on the Board of Directors with First Tee of Central Florida. “I am excited about this new opportunity and committed to supporting the dedicated team members, volunteers, and supporters at United Way of Lake & Sumter and leading this organization in its next phase of growth and innovation,” said Jessica Davis.