Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Berdelle is responsible for the financial strategic leadership of United Way of Worldwide to ensure sound fiscal management of the organization; advising senior management and Board of Trustees to achieve the goals and objectives of United Way both nationally and globally.
Prior to joining United Way of Worldwide (formerly United Way of America), Berdelle was Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC). Under his leadership UWMC substantially improved its community investment and streamlined its structure. He led the merger and integration of United Way in Chicago with United Way of Suburban Chicago to form the new United Way of Metropolitan Chicago which resulted in a 25% reduction in operating costs.
Mr. Berdelle worked for Commonwealth Edison, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (the leading electricity company in the United States) for 26 years prior to working at UWMC. Berdelle held several key positions in the company such as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Tax, Comptroller, Manager of Financial Reporting, Director of Strategic Alliances, and Assistant Treasurer. While at Commonwealth Edison, Berdelle was responsible for directing performance management process improvements reducing costs by 10%; member of strategy team that created restructuring legislation in the State of Illinois; and initiated several financial improvements.
Mr. Berdelle received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Notre Dame and attended DePaul University Masters of Accounting Program. He is also a Certified Public Account in Illinois. Berdelle was also previously a board member with United Way Worldwide, United Way of Illinois, and served on the Audit Committee of United Way in Chicago.