**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Jill Davoll, Marketing & Communications Director, at email@example.com or 860.464.3309 July 19, 2022 United Way elects Ornet Hines of Liberty Bank to its Board of Directors (July 8, 2022) – At its July meeting, United Way’s Board of Directors voted to elect Ornet Hines, Assistance Vice President, Branch Manager, to the Board. Hines has more than sixteen years of experience in the banking industry. In her role, she provides customized coaching as needed to develop the skills of the employees. She works collaboratively with her partners in Mortgages, Small Businesses, and Investments, as well as providing oversight of the day-to-day operations, at Liberty Bank’s Norwich Branch. Hines is actively engaged with the community. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards including Martin House and Thames River Community Service. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors for The Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and S.T.E.P.S. Inc. She has also volunteered with the New London Homeless Hospitality Center and she served as Ambassador for the Eastern Connecticut Chamber Young Professionals group. With United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Hines has been a Volunteer Reader during United Way Reading Days both virtually and in-person and been an Allocations Volunteer on the Financial Review Panel. ABOUT UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs include early care and education, child development, employment training, physical and mental health care, crisis intervention, shelter, employment training, emergency/disaster preparation, and response and recovery service. United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to local free emergency food programs, including a Mobile Food Pantry, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at www.uwsect.org to get involved.