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MBACC Announces Volunteer of the Year, gsSCENE member, Julie Kopnicky

Oct 21, 2009

The winners of the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award and 2009 Chairman’s Choice Award were announced October 6, 2009 during the Volunteer Celebration hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, presented by WMBF News, was held at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at Grande Dunes.

Julie Kopnicky, marketing and communications coordinator with United Way of Horry County, received the MBACC 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award. Since 2008 Kopnicky has served on the Board of Regents for Leadership Grand Strand. Currently, she fills the role of the board’s vice chair and participates on various subcommittees. Kopnicky also serves on the LGS Alumni Association board and is the association’s communications chair.

A founding member of gsSCENE, the MBACC’s young professionals group, Kopnicky has been instrumental in growing the new group’s membership through her participation on the events committee and helping to establish networking events. She also promotes and participates in gsSCENE community service projects and educational events. An advocate for gsSCENE, Kopnicky introduces potential new members as well as keeps current members excited and involved in the group.

Other 2009 Volunteer of the Year finalists are also gsSCENE members. They were Chris Butler, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, and Deanne Johnson, Studio 303.