RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 16, 2024) – First Tee – Greater Richmond has announced the additions of Madison Allen and Kaitlin Doherty to its full-time staff as part of a continued organizational evolution. Both started with the organization earlier this month.
Allen joins the organization as its Program Coordinator, while Doherty will be First Tee – Greater Richmond’s Communications Manager.
A 2021 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Allen comes to First Tee – Greater Richmond from Amherst County Public Schools, where she has been a secondary social studies teacher since 2022. Prior to becoming a teacher, Allen was an Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Bower Center for the Arts where she developed short term and long-term plans for educational programs for a wide and diverse audience and managed over 20 different art instructors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Madison to our team,” said First Tee – Greater Richmond Vice President of Impact Kelly Brown. “Her previous work in education will enable us to enhance and expand on our First Tee School Program and Community Partnerships to ensure that we are reaching as many young people in as many communities as possible.”
In her role, Allen will support and assist the programming team with planning, scheduling, and communication to support the delivery of year-round programming throughout the greater Richmond area. Allen will also maintain the chapter’s Salesforce database for participants, volunteers, and coaches and assist with tracking the youth programming goals of the organization’s strategic plan.
A May 2023 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her degree in Mass Communications, Doherty was a member of VCU’s Ad Club while focusing on copywriting work during her undergraduate tenure. While an undergraduate, she interned at Release the Hounds, working inside the advertising agency to assist clients and tell their stories.
At First Tee – Greater Richmond, Doherty will support all aspects of the organization’s marketing, external and internal communications, including oversight of its social media channels. Doherty will project manage the organization’s storytelling efforts and will assist with copywriting across a variety of platforms.
“Kaitlin is going to be a huge asset to our team,” said Bill Potter, First Tee – Greater Richmond Vice President of Communications and Marketing. “Her previous experience with our organization will be an asset as we look to tell comprehensive stories that showcase how our courses build character.”