Danelle Glasscock joined the United Way of Greater Kingsport in September 2010 as their Executive Director. She brings a unique blend of industry, ministry, and entrepreneurial experience to the position. A former employee with Eastman Chemical Company with over a decade of experience, Danelle worked in both Industrial Engineering and Human Resources, serving in business process improvement and business organization consulting roles. An expatriate assignment with Eastman Chemical Company took Danelle’s husband, Chris, and her entire family to the Netherlands where she broadened her worldwide perspective living abroad for three years.
Shortly after returning to company headquarters in the United States, Chris was offered an assignment with Eastman Chemical Company in Columbia, South Carolina. It was in Columbia that Danelle served for nearly three years as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, where she had a front row seat to incredible growth from 200 to 800 children during her tenure. Capitalizing on her strong background in process improvement and business organization, Danelle became an entrepreneur and motivational speaker and ran a successful professional organizing company, Simply Organized--Real Help for Real Homes, for five years. Her family once again relocated and returned to Kingsport in 2009.
Her professional experience and successes are second only to her heart for volunteerism, which was built into Danelle early on by her parents' role modeling and encouragement. A life-long community servant, Danelle has served women, children and youth as an active church member in a variety of congregations and communities including The Netherlands, Lexington, SC, and several times in Kingsport TN.
Danelle holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Auburn University, where she graduated with High Honor and was selected as the Outstanding Graduate from the College of Engineering in 1986. Chris and Danelle have three adult children. In her spare time, Danelle enjoys sports events with her kids, camping, and nature photography.