Alex McGinty is an Emerging Leader finalist. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alex McGinty is an Emerging Leader finalist. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alexandria McGinty: Her volunteer activities cover the spectrum

Volunteer events and activities take time, McGinty says, but “it’s important to incorporate them into our daily lives.”

This is one of 12 finalists for The Herald Business Journal’s annual Emerging Leaders awards for 2024. The winner will be named at an event on April 17

Alexandria McGinty, 34

Chief development officer, Integrated Rehabilitation Group Physical and Hand Therapy

From sitting on the Northwest Council of the American Cancer Society to serving on the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary, Alexandria McGinty considers herself “lucky to serve.”

“There are many organizations and causes that need our support and time,” McGinty said. “We all have talent and can serve differently no matter the situation.”

McGinty is a returning Emerging Leader candidate who made the Top 12 list the last two years.

She is chief development officer at Integrated Rehabilitation Group in Bothell, where she leads the firm’s marketing, outreach, development and innovation department.

McGinty grew up in Snohomish County and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. Later, she earned a degree in occupational science.

Her volunteer activities run the gamut.

McGinty is past chair of the Snohomish County Sports Commission Board, and past vice-president of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation board, which offers student scholarships and teacher grants. She continues to serve on those two boards.

She served on The March Of Dimes and Archbishop Murphy High School Alumni boards. And she’s lent a helping hand to the Providence General Foundation, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Imagine Children’s Museum, Business Network International Northwest, a nonprofit business development group and a dozen other local organizations.

She is a longtime member of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, a national group that promotes professional accountability and excellence.

“Giving back and staying involved in the community that I grew up in, work in and play in, is very important to me,” McGinty said.

The desire to lend a helping hand is “something that my parents instilled in me long ago,” she said. “They always emphasized how important it is to be an active member of the community. For that, I am thankful. To whom much is given, much is expected.”

McGinty is quick to jump in when there’s a need, when there is work to be done, she said.

“I’m a ‘yes’ person,” she said. “Give me the date it’s due by and we’ll do it … that’s my leadership style.”

McGinty participates in a medical career pathway program at local schools that offers students the opportunity to job-shadow physical therapists and learn more about the profession, she said.

“I continue to find groups that resonate with me and volunteer,” McGinty said.

Volunteering offers an opportunity to connect, an opportunity to network, and chance to make someone’s day a little better, she said.

“As a new mother, it is important that I not only create an environment and opportunity to serve but also be an example for my family,” McGinty said. “While these events and activities take time, it is important to incorporate them into our daily lives.”

Janice Podsada: 425-339-3097; jpodsada@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @JanicePods.

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