PwC’s Alex Morgan recently participated in UWGLA’s Loaned Executive Program, doing his part to advance the organization’s core mission of Creating Pathways Out of Poverty for all Angelenos. Below, he discusses what this unique experience means to him.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you decided to participate in United Way’s Loaned Executive program.
I studied accounting and business while in school and started with PricewaterhouseCoopers right out of college. I’m a manager in the audit practice, which usually entails guiding engagement teams to complete their work as well as managing client relationships. The HR department asked if I was interested in joining the LE program and I took them up on the offer, grateful for the exciting opportunities I knew it would provide.
Describe a typical workday at United Way.
I generally spend most of my day prepping for different UWGLA events, reviewing materials and putting together info packages for attendees. I also devote a considerable amount of time to conversing with my colleagues about ways to spread United Way’s message.
What was your most memorable or rewarding experience as a Loaned Executive?
I’ve been able to work with individuals from much more diverse backgrounds than just business or accounting, so it’s really allowed me to appreciate new perspectives/points of view. But the most rewarding thing of all is meeting people who’ve been helped by United Way. It puts a face on our work and shows the kind of impact we can make on the lives of others.
What would you say to someone who’s interested in becoming a Loaned Executive?
It’s an amazing experience that you won’t soon forget!
United Way is working hard to improve the overall quality of life in L.A. County with the help of its community heroes. If you were a real superhero, what would your superpower be?
I’d like to have the power to offer a proper education to every student in our entire community.
*For more info on the Loaned Executive Program, please click here.