Ashley Simmons has served on the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County Board of Directors since 2016. She works at Kemper CPA Group LLP as a staff accountant. Ashley says, “The work and impact the United Way has had on our community is inspiring. Through the work of the United Way and the partner agencies, lives in our community have been positively impacted. I’ve always wanted to be involved and give back, being apart of the United Way has allowed me to do that. Through my involvement with the United Way, it has helped make me a better person and a better servant leader. Denzel Washington said it best: ‘At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished…it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.’"