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UWCGA Announces New Executive Director, Golden Isles Native

United Way of Coastal Georgia (UWCGA) recently announced that Justin Callaway has been selected as the new Executive Director of their organization, effective Monday, July 20.

“We are thrilled to announce that Justin has accepted the role of Executive Director of the organization,” said Mary H. Jenrette UWCGA Board Chairman and Senior Vice President of Synovus Bank Wealth Management. “He brings the energy and institutional knowledge to modernize our local United Way while continuing to serve our communities and support United Way’s partner agencies.”

Prior to UWCGA, Callaway served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NewCity Brunswick, Inc., a nonprofit organization developed to direct investment in the residential resurgence and revitalization of Downtown Brunswick, Ga. Callaway helped form NewCity after serving over ten years at SunTrust Private Wealth as Vice President and Investment Strategist.

“Year after year, I am incredibly proud of how United Way supports our partner agencies in Glynn and McIntosh Counties,” remarked Callaway. “After serving on the UWCGA Board of Directors for four years, my passion for our mission continues to grow. I’m confident in the future of United Way of Coastal Georgia and our commitment to improving the lives of our neighbors.

In his role on the UWCGA Board of Directors, Callaway served on the Executive Committee, Community Investment Committee, Finance Committee, and Nominating Committee. From its inception, he also directed the Community Leadership Council, a UWCGA program that equips community leaders to better serve on nonprofit boards.

Outside of his work with United Way, Justin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and Historic Brunswick Foundation. At the St. Simons Island Land Trust, he serves as the Chair of Ambassadors and as a member of the Development and Communications Committee. In addition, he participates as a member of the Coastal Strong Resiliency and Recovery Taskforce Nonprofit Committee and volunteers in several other capacities throughout the community. Callaway co-chaired the 2016-2017 class of Leadership Glynn and is a member of the Leadership Southeast Georgia class of 2020.

A native of the Golden Isles, Callaway graduated from Glynn Academy in 2000. In 2004, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Furman University. He and his wife, Sarah, own and operate Sandy Bottom Bagels on St. Simons Island. They live in Glynn County with their 3 sons: Hunter, Chase, and Jack.