Wayland Seaton, High School Supervisor for the Greene County School System, has been named chairman of the Public Service Division for the 2012 United Way Campaign, General Campaign Chair Ron Metcalfe has announced.
Seaton is a long-time United Way volunteer who has led the county schools' United Way campaign for years.
"United Way is a great way to improve lives in our community and help those who need it," Seaton said. "Individually, we can do a little, but collectively, we can make a big difference."
Metcalfe commended Seaton on his dedication, stating, "United Way is very fortunate to have Wayland at the helm of the Public Service Division.
"He has a sincere passion for helping others, and we are delighted to have him on our team. His extensive service to public education in our community will be valuable in leading the Public Service Division."
The Public Service Division is composed of local hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, the city and county school systems, and the federal, state, city and county governments.
Seaton, with the help of other volunteers, will be instrumental in helping United Way of Greene County reach its goal of serving more than 28,000 Greene County residents through United Way-funded agencies.
He has served on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County, is a past president of the Breakfast Exchange Club, and serves on the Greeneville Junior Achievement board and the Industry Advisory Board of the Greene Technology Center.
He attends Walkertown Presbyterian Church.
Seaton graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and an Education Specialist degree in education leadership.
He taught marketing for 16 years before becoming principal of West Greene High School for five years. Seaton has been High School Supervisor for the Greene County School System for 12 years.
Seaton and his wife, Brenda, have one son and two grandsons.