Cristie Lester

Director of Development

A lifelong resident of Washington County, Cristie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting from Emory & Henry College.

Following a successful career in the public sector that included coordinating and provisioning telecommunications for the 2016 United States Vice Presidential Debate, she turned her passion for the residents of Southwest Virginia into a career.

Cristie joins the United Way team after serving Northeast TN and Southwest VA as a Development Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Cristie and her husband Jason were honored to welcome her mother, Debbie, into their home in April 2011. Together with rescue pup Charlee, the family resides in Abingdon.