Board of Directors


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.

Executive Committee 2017-2018
President, Board of Directors: David C. Edwards, Wells Fargo Bank   
Chair, 2017/18 Community Campaign: Caleb Staudt, South Star Wealth Management 
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:  Dale Jones, klean corp international 
Officer:  Nancy Blackwell, Community Leader, Cuero 
Officer:  Art Strother, Caterpillar Plant Manager   
Officer: Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank (represents VCUW Trustees)
Officer: Geri Schroeder, Prosperity Bank
Board of Directors
Brooke Barnes, DOW Chemical Co.
Camille Easton, Victoria Advocate
Joe Farias, H.E.B
Bill Harvey, Formosa
David Johnson, INVISTA
Jeb Lacey, RS Network Consulting, LLC
John Quitta, ReMax Land & Homes
Faye Santellana, Dillard's
Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College
Board of Trustees
Sally Aman - Barnes, Prosperity Bank
Gary Burns, Victoria County
Mike Cavazos, INVISTA
Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources
Amy Hodges, INVISTA  
Mark Loffgren, Community Volunteer
Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank
Omar Rachid, Rachid Consulting
Terry Robinson, Hospice of South Texas
Jon Paul Sourdellia, Scorgolf
Rob VanZant, Spartan
Jimmy Zaplac, Coldwell Banker