Penney Letrud-Samons

Senior Manager of Special Projects | Gulf Coast, Florida

As a member of the Programs Team, Penney coordinates events along the Gulf Coast. She works with commands and community partners to bring the United Through Reading story recording experience directly to service members and their families.

Penney has been committed to serving the nonprofit sector for over ten years. She has a background in Program Coordinating, Volunteer Recruitment, Training, and Donor Relations. After becoming the spouse of an Active Duty Sailor and the mother of an amazing son, she developed a passion for helping military families stay connected. Outside of her role at UTR, she serves as a Consultant for Comfort Crew for Military Kids and teaches Budget for Baby classes at the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. She has previously served as the Family Readiness Group President for her husband’s command. Contact Penney at