Meet Erin O’Keefe

United Way of Northwest Arkansas is excited to have Erin O’Keefe joining the team. O’Keefe has been hired as a Resource Development Manager after working for the Mercy Hospital Health Foundation in Springfield, Missouri. As Resource Development Manager, Erin will be in charge of special events, coordinate an increasing number of volunteer activities, and facilitate the workplace giving campaigns for Benton County. Erin is a graduate of Missouri State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Journalism in 2014. Erin comments, “One of the reasons I made the move to United Way is because I am able to be a small part in something much larger than any one person. And if I can help make one person’s day a little better, I am doing quality work.”

What are you most excited about coming to work at United Way?

Devloping new professional skills.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?

Yellow, because it is a happy color.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Sandra Bullock

Where is your favorite place in the world?

North Captiva Island, Florida

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?

I can whistle by pulling my lower lip out.