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Genie Sherard, President

Genie joined United Way of Horry County in April 2014.

Born and reared in Anderson, SC, and a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, Genie enjoyed a 30-year career with IBM Corporation. Combining her professional and community interests, she joined United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit in 2011 as Director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, United Way’s organization for its largest individual donors.

Genie enjoys travel, reading and walks on the beach.  She and her husband, Reid, have one son, Reid Jr., who lives and works in London.

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Ann Graham, Director of Administration

Ann started with us in June of 1977.

Ann is a true Horry County native.  Her parents and both sets of grandparents are from the Juniper Bay area. Ann feels she gets to help someone every day in her role at United Way, which may attribute to her four decades with the organization.

Ann has two children; Christan (Terry) and Mark (Brittani) and three beautiful grandchildren; Caylin, Shayla and Archer.  Ann lives in Conway with her dog Daisy.


Ashley Buxton, Administrative Specialist

Ashley joined United Way of Horry County in August of 2016.

Ashley received her bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University.  After a professional start in the community sector, she went on to focus specifically in nonprofit management and philanthropy, receiving her master’s from Bay Path University.  She is excited to contribute to positive change in our community.

Ashley and her husband enjoy exploring the beach, hiking and traveling to new places.

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Meredith Millen, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meredith joined United Way in May of  2016 after having worked in events and marketing for several years in Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

A native of Myrtle Beach, Meredith attended the University of South Carolina where she received both her Bachelor and Masters Degrees. After many years in Columbia and a few in Charleston, Meredith just couldn’t stay away from the beach. Life is just better at the beach!

Meredith is an avid football fan with allegiances to the Gamecocks and the Panthers. She enjoys anything outdoors but especially loves being on the boat!

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 Rosanne Dates, Community Impact Coordinator

Rosanne joined United Way in September 2015 as our very first Community Impact Coordinator.  She works closely with our partners and other organizations on community-wide initiatives.

Rosanne is a graduate of the College of Charleston and has a background in nonprofit management, community relations, marketing and program management.  She’s excited to be able to impact change for the better within our community.