Governance is provided by a twenty-two member Board of Directors including an Executive Committee, and a 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 2015-2016 Board President is Greg Westbrook, Plant Manager, DuPont.
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, Board of Directors: Greg Westbrook, DuPont
Chair, 2015 Community Campaign: Dale Jones, klean corp. inc.
Chair, Community Investment Committee: Shelia Vesley, New First Bank
Secretary: Glenda Bennett Gibbs, Citizens Medical Center
Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair: Mary Kay Janssen, O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation
Officer: Taner Drake, City of Victoria
Officer: David Edwards, Wells Fargo Bank
Officer: John Jones, Caterpillar (resigned)
Officer: Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank (represents VCUW Trustees)
Officer: Geri Schroeder, Prosperity Bank
Board of Directors
Heather Bland, DOW Chemical Co.
Kevin Burke, INVISTA
Dan Easton, The Victoria Advocate
Joe Farias, HEB
Jeb Lacey, RS Network Consulting, LLC
David Murphy, M4Restaurant & Hospitality Group
John Quitta, ReMax Land & Homes
Bruce Woods, State Farm Ins.
Board of 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
Jimmy Zaplac, Coldwell Banker