Brittany Pruitt, president of United Way of Davidson County, has been appointed to United Way of North Carolina’s statewide board of directors, according to a news release.

The release stated Pruitt is joining a team of 27 volunteer leaders dedicated to enhancing the United Way system’s capability to improve the quality of life in North Carolina. She will serve a three-year term on the board.

Prior to taking the leadership role with United Way of Davidson County in 2015, she served as the program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Services.

In addition to serving on the statewide board, she currently serves as the chair elect for the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce. She is an active volunteer with the Multicultural Festival planning committee through the City of Lexington Parks and Recreation Department and graduated from Leadership Davidson County in 2016.

Her prior community service includes volunteering as a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving on the steering committee for Young Leaders United through United Way of Forsyth County and serving as a member of the Women’s Fund though the Winston-Salem Foundation. In 2017, Pruitt was recognized as the Event Volunteer of the Year through the City of Lexington Parks and Recreation Department. 

Pruitt holds a bachelor's degree in social work, a master’s degree in public administration and a master’s in business administration from Appalachian State University. She lives in Lexington and is engaged to her fiancé, Staley.