Tony Penn

President & CEO
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona


Tony is president and CEO of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA). With this role he guides and directs staff and volunteer activities including resource development, marketing, governance, human resources and strategic planning for the organization. He leads this multimillion dollar nonprofit organization as it addresses the health and human service needs of Greater Tucson and Southern Arizona. Under his leadership, UWTSA leverages the expertise and passion of donors, volunteers and staff in support of programs to advance the common good and create long-term solutions that ensure children and youth succeed, increase the financial stability of individuals and families and help to raise the quality of life for seniors.
Prior to joining UWTSA, Tony served as the Chief Development Officer of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio where was responsible for several new multimillion dollar capital projects and helped to more than double their annual campaign. Tony has also held positions in the for-profit sector, including a 23+ year career, with Teradyne/GenRad Corporation where he advanced to the position of regional manager. He is also an Air Force veteran.
Tony is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management Southwest Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Public Policy in Non Profit Management, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program in Governing for Non Profit Excellence.
He has served on the boards of many community and civic organizations and received several awards for his distinguished service. Tony is married to Attorney Linda Penn, has two adult sons, and 10 grandchildren.

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