SHE is a Valiant Voice. SHE is an Amazing Altruist. SHE is Rhonda Rawlings-Peak, our SHEro!
Rhonda currently serves as News and Community Affairs Director and On-Air Personality at SummitMedia Greenville. We are constantly in awe at her unwavering passion and commitment to inform, educate, inspire, and improve the lives of everyone she encounters. Plus, she is an amazing mom to boot!
In her words…
“I was inspired at a young age to go into broadcasting, and honestly other than playing for the New York Yankees it was the only career path I considered! I’ve had a passion for news and entertainment from an early age and I would practice my interviewing skills on anyone who would participate. I feel blessed every day to be able to work for a company that is striving to make a difference in the community.
“I’m so passionate about my job as News and Community Affairs Director because the position provides me with an amazing platform to get information out to the community. Often times, there are services people may not be aware of, but can assist them and their families in their everyday lives through education, employment, finances, affordable housing and so much more.
“I am involved in quite a few community projects. One of my passions is trying to help end hunger in our communities. I have been on the Advisory Board for Harvest Hope Food Bank for the past 5 years. I love that the organization helps people with food insecurity while also connecting them with other agencies to help conquer the issues contributing to their food insecurity in the first place; such as employment services, job training, and health care. I also serve on the YMCA Youth and Teen Services Board and I am the Chair for their Christian Emphasis Board. The YMCA Youth and Teen Services Department champions many amazing programs for young people including Youth in Government and Teen Achievers programs.
“Volunteer work is very important to me. One of the things I am most proud of is coordinating our Summit Serves program (every month, SummitMedia Greenville employees participate in a service project within the Upstate community). We have helped Habitat for Humanity build a home for a low income family, cooked dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House, collected, donated and read books to students at local schools and community centers, served lunch at soup kitchens, hosted donation drives for canned food, school supplies, and toys; as well as a variety of other service projects. I’m proud to work for a company that supports and encourages efforts to serve the community. I also volunteer as a Mentor for the Furman University Women of Excellence Program and the Legacy Charter School Transitional Coach Program to help high school seniors transition from high school to college.
“When I’m not working I love traveling (Disney, the beach and quick road trips are my fave), Broadway shows, concerts, Sports events, spending time with my friends and especially hugging on my teenage son, Daniel (which he tolerates most of the time).”
Congratulations, Rhonda! We are so blessed to know you and admire the grace and enthusiasm with which you serve the Upstate community.
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