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United Way Announces New Appointments to its Governing Boards

Members Elected to Both U.S. and Worldwide Boards

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 16, 2018) – United Way Worldwide elected several new members to its Board of Trustees including the CEOs of Whirlpool Corporation and Western National Group, as well as senior executives from NBC Sports, Synchrony Financial, UPS and Wells Fargo during the organization’s annual meeting on June 27, 2018. The organization also elected members to its U.S.A. National Board, which oversees domestic matters and provides counsel to the Board of Trustees.

The following members were elected to three-year terms to the Board of Trustees:

·       Marc Bitzer, President & CEO, Whirlpool Corporation

·       Michael K. Hayde, CEO, Western National Group

·       Mary Mack, Senior Executive Vice President, Community Banking and Consumer Lending, Wells Fargo

·       Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Labor, UPS

·       David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy

·       Neeraj Mehta, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Payment Solutions and Chief Commercial Officer, Synchrony Financial

Mehta was also elected chair of United Way’s U.S.A. National Board.  Nationwide Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Mark Howard and Principal Financial Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Deanna Strable were also elected to serve three-year terms as members of that body.

“We are pleased to welcome the newest members to our board and appreciate the investment of their time and talent in United Way,” said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide. “I look forward to working with all of them as we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.”

The United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the business affairs of the organization, including strategic leadership, resource and relationship management, reputation management and stewardship of the organization’s mission and assets.

The U.S.A. National Board serves as the governing body charged with providing oversight of matters related to, and specific to, the United Way system in the United States. Its responsibilities include U.S. membership issues, public policy, community impact, resource development, and U.S. Board development.


About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

Media Contact

Southerlyn Reisig
United Way Worldwide
Tel. 703-836-7100 ext. 321

Christine Sanchez
United Way Worldwide
Tel. 703-836-7100 ext. 564