The United Way of Central Arkansas has named two new executives.

Kathaleen (Kathy) Hull of Conway is the new executive director, and Maret Cahill is director of development.

Hull continues the work of Amy Blaylock who recently resigned to relocate with her family to Louisiana.

She was formerly senior supervisor for donation processing at Heifer International where she also had served as an accountant.

Prior to working at Heifer, she worked in the financial aid office of the University of Central Arkansas.

Hull’s undergraduate degree is in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas. She is working on a master’s degree in business administration from Harding University.

According to Ben Tiner, chairman of the United Way board, Hull will be responsible for the achievement of annual goals as set by the board, including oversight of all programs and projects of the organization, stewardship of the budget, supervision of staff members, grant-writing, fundraising, and public relations.

Cahill has worked as a program coordinator and event planner, most recently with Centennial Valley Country Club and Fitness Center, and has assisted in fundraising and development for Friends of CASA, a United Way agency.

Cahill will work on resource development, including the annual giving campaign and special events to help fund the programs of United Way partner agencies.

"Kathy brings strong financial management skills and experience working in a fundraising environment to the United Way, while Maret brings excellent program coordination and relationship-building skills," Tiner said.

"We think the two will make a great team continuing to drive the mission of the United Way, to create long-lasting change by addressing the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health.

"We are pleased to welcome them both on board."