Governance is provided by a twenty-one member Board of Directors including an Executive Committee and a separate Board of Trustees. Our leadership is comprised of local volunteers responsible for setting policies, the organizational operating budget and for overseeing the direction of the Victoria County United Way. The 2017-2018 Board President is David C. Edwards, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo.
Victoria County United Way governance is focused on leadership, accountability and transparency. Board members must possess these attributes: a passion for United Way’s mission and vision, a commitment to invest time as an active member, an ability and desire to take a system-wide perspective and demonstrated commitment to his/her community. Our Board is comprised of diverse volunteers who are representative of donors, corporations (large and small) and sponsors, civic leaders and other stakeholders.
Chair, Community Investment Committee: Shelia Vesley, New First Bank
Secretary: Glenda Bennett Gibbs, Citizens Medical Center
Treasurer: Mary Kay Janssen, O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation
Officer: Taner Drake, City of Victoria
Officer: Art Strother, Caterpillar Plant Manager
Officer: Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank (represents VCUW Trustees)
Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources
Amy Hodges, INVISTA
Omar Rachid, Rachid Consulting
Terry Robinson, Hospice of South Texas
Jon Paul Sourdellia, Scorgolf
Rob VanZant, Spartan