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Michael K. Durkin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Massachusetts Bay And Merrimack Valley

As President, Michael K. Durkin provides the leadership and strategic direction that drives United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley toward achieving its vision, of generating a deeper impact through three core areas: school readiness, youth success and financial stability for working families.

Michael came to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in 2008 from Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado.

Michael has more than 30 years of United Way experience, including prior work in Metropolitan Atlanta. Sparking a long career of serving the community, Michael entered the United Way system as a Kellogg Fellow and an intern for United Way of America in Alexandria, Virginia.

Michael co-chairs the Leadership Council of the Boston Regional Homeless Network, and is a member of the board of directors of the Cotting School.  He is past chair of United Way of America’s National Professional Council. He graduated, cum laude, from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Michael and his wife, Ann Bersani, have three children.