Story by Heather Feeler | Jan 01, 2018
Photography by Keith Borgmeyer

Marketing and Communications Manager, United Way of Central Missouri

Amber Brondel gives back to our community every single day. As the marketing and communications manager with the United Way of Central Missouri, she works closely with partner agencies, local businesses, and community members to help raise funds for our community’s toughest needs, including health care, education, and financial stability. It is a job she tackles daily with energy and enthusiasm.

“I’m blessed that I get to see people giving back to the community every day in my job,” says Brondel. “Our United Way campaign is a testament to how giving our community is, but it’s more than just financial support. I get to see more than 400 volunteers advocate for our community and help others.”

Giving back to the community is something Brondel also does in her spare time. She’s a member of Jefferson City Magazine’s Advisory Board and the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional group, serving on the marketing committee and the board, and she also enjoys her time as one of the Blair Oaks Middle School cheer coaches. In addition, she’s gearing up to be a part of the Leadership Jefferson City Class for 2018.

“It’s important for me to give back because it takes all of us working together to create change, and helping others live their best life is something our entire community benefits from,” Brondel says.

It’s that passion for helping others that shines in her work with United Way. Ann Bax, president of United Way CEMO, talks about Brondel’s vital role in community outreach work.
“As our marketing and communications manager, Amber speaks on behalf of the United Way with power and conviction, and she understands she has the power to make a difference in our community through her work,” Bax writes.

Brondel’s hope for the future is to continue to grow in her service to the community, including growing as an individual and citizen. She would like to enhance opportunities she’s already involved in to make even more of a difference. She’s also humbled and honored to be recognized as an up-and-coming leader in Jefferson City.

Where do you most want to travel?

I’ve always wanted to go to Paris. I have been once, but it was just a layover, and I didn’t even get to step out of the airport. What a tease!

Community Involvement:

Blair Oaks Middle School Cheer coach
Young Professionals, member; marketing committee member
Jefferson City Magazine Advisory Board
Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2018
Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation Campaign — Mission Possible

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