Staff Bios

Ted Granger, President

Ted Granger received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1978, and later received his Juris Doctor degree from the same esteemed institution.  After “hanging his shingle” and engaging in general civil and criminal trial litigation for three years, he was hired by the Florida Senate as a legislative analyst with the Commerce Committee.

In 1986, he joined the Florida Chamber of Commerce as the Vice President of Government Relations and, after four years, left to become President of the United Way of Florida.  The United Way of Florida is a statewide association representing Florida's 30 United Ways on Florida legislative and administrative issues and implementation of developmental programs for local United Way organizations.

Among others, Ted is Chair of the FEMA State Set-Aside Committee, the Healthy Families Florida Statewide Advisory Committee, and Children’s Week.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Florida Afterschool Network, the Florida Nonprofit Association, the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, and the One Goal Summer Conference on Children Committee.

He and his wife, Ellen, reside in Tallahassee and have two sons, 25 year-old Colin and 23 year-old Nathan.

Beth Meredith, Chief Operating Officer

Beth has been with the United Way of Florida since 1990.  She is responsible for directing, coordinating, and providing various direct services to the members and assisting with the daily management of the organization’s services, programs and finances.

A devoted Seminole fan, Beth has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Psychology with a minor in child development.  Beth, who is originally from southern New Jersey, has been in Tallahassee since 1980.  She is married and has a 21-year old daughter, two step-sons, ages 21 and 26, and three dogs.


Julie Crump, Executive Assistant

Julie is new to the United Way of Florida, but has spent numerous years volunteering with the local United Way, as well as other charitable organizations in the Tallahassee area. 

She is responsible for member services, telephone and email inquiries, social media, board meeting logistics, as well as the President's calendar and travel. 

Julie has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Florida State University.  She has many years of previous experience in banking and working for non-profit organizations.  She and her husband, Darrell, live in Tallahassee and have two married children who also live in the area.


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