Alan Branch Business Relationship Manager

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Inspiration: “Lean towards the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates.” – John Lewis

What working in this community means to me: “I feel inspired every day by all the incredible people around me who are fiercely passionate about genuine connection and how it creates better communities – by sharing, listening and growing, together.”

Alan joined the Greater Twin Cities United Way family in September 2020. As a business relationship manager, he is responsible for fostering year-round engagement of United Way’s corporate partners and foundations. Within these partnerships he oversees their year-round giving, sponsorships, volunteerism and employee engagement. Alan strives to align each corporate partner’s mission and passions to the important work of United Way.

Prior to joining the United Way team, Alan was an account executive in group ticket sales for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. While there he became heavily invested in cultivating nonprofit partnerships with the NBA and WNBA. This experience finally moved him to transition into the nonprofit space full time. Alan is a Porter Scholar graduate of the University of Louisville where he studied communications and sports administration.

In the community, Alan is an active volunteer with the Alzheimer Association’s Young Champions group in Minneapolis and co-chair of the University of Louisville Alumni Minnesota chapter. In his free time, Alan enjoys sketching, writing, cooking, being active and watching Steelers games (but only when they’re playing well).

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