Governance

Our board of directors is responsible for making sure United Way is on the right track. They meet monthly to discuss strategic issues facing the organization.

The board helps our senior staff carry out our mission and ensures that United Way is an organization you can trust. The board is composed of community leaders from throughout the greater Twin Cities.

A * denotes an executive committee member.

2019 Board of Directors – Officers

Tim Welsh  Tim Welsh, chair of the board*
U.S. Bank, vice chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support
Julie Baker Julie Baker, vice chair of the board*
Community Leader
Renee Peterson Renee Peterson, treasurer, chair of Finance and Human Capitol Committee*
The Toro Company, vice president and chief financial officer
Nancy Lindahl Nancy Lindahl, corporate secretary*
Creative Strategies Plus, Inc., founder

2019 Board of Directors – Members

Brian Allingham Brian Allingham
Norwest Equity Partners, administrative partner
Laura Bloomberg Laura Bloomberg
University of Minnesota, The Humphrey School, dean
Board Member Stacy Bogart headshot Stacy Bogart
Winnebago Industries, Inc., VP, general counsel and secretary
Dorothy Bridges Dorothy Bridges
Community leader
Mark Brooks Mark Brooks, chair of Community Impact Committee*
Hennepin County, administrative manager, Health
13.Kathlene Holmes Campbell Kathlene Holmes Campbell
St. Thomas School of Education, dean
Chris Coleman, UnitedHealth Group Chris Coleman
UnitedHealth Group, SVP Human Capital
Anu Codaty headshot Anu Codaty
Medtronic, vice president, Business Development & Strategy
boardpic_cotton Jeff Cotton
Deloitte, managing partner
Erin Dady Erin Dady
Bremer Bank, CMO
Nancy Dahl Nancy Dahl, chair of Communications and Individual Engagement Committee*
IQ Strategic Partners, CEO
Stephanie Dexter Stephanie Dexter
UPS Northern Plains District, president
Dr. Curtiss DeYoung Dr. Curtiss DeYoung
Minnesota Council of Churches, CEO
Reba Dominski Reba Dominski
U.S. Bank Foundation, chief social responsibility officer and president
GTCUW Board Member Kweilin Ellingrud Kweilin Ellingrud
McKinsey & Company, partner
Beth Ford Beth Ford*
Land O’Lakes Inc., president & CEO
Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, president
GTCUW Board Member Katie Goeman headshot Katie Goeman
Grant Thornton, partner
Joe Gothard Joe Gothard, ED.D.*
Saint Paul Public Schools, superintendent
Jamie Gulley Jamie Gulley
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, president
Lynne Harrington Lynne Harrington, chair of Advancement Committee*
Nuveen Asset Management, managing director
Joe Hobot Joe Hobot
American Indian OIC, president and CEO
Ron James Ron James, chair of Governance Committee*
Community Leader
Center for Ethical Business Cultures, president and CEO
Mandy Janssen Mandy Janssen
Community volunteer
Ray Joncas Ray Joncas
General Mills, business unit director
J.D. Keller J.D. Keller
Comcast, Twin Cities Region, regional VP
GTCUW Board Member Matt Kucharski headshot Matt Kucharski
Padilla, president
Michael Langley Michael Langley
GREATER MSP, CEO
GTCUW Board Member Darin Lynch headshot Darin Lynch
Irish Titan, founder and CEO
Michael Maeser Headshot Michael Maeser
Wells Fargo, SVP & regional managing director
GTCUW Board Member Todd Marshall headshot Todd Marshall
Community Leader
Al McFarlane Al McFarlane
Insight News, president and editor-in-chief; McFarlane Media Interests, owner
Tom Montminy Tom Montminy, chair of Audit Committee*
PwC, managing partner
Chris Musso Chris Musso
Polaris, president, Off-Road Vehicles
Kathy Noecker Kathy Noecker*
Faegre Baker Daniels, partner
Ravi Norman Ravi Norman
Norman Global Enterprises, CEO
GTCUW Board Member Mike O'Leary headshot Mike O’Leary
EY, managing partner
Karen Richard Karen Richard*
Andersen Corporation, SVP, HR
Piyumi M. Samaratunga Piyumi M. Samaratunga*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, partner
Todd Senger Todd Senger
BMO Harris Bank, market president
GTCUW Board Member Elizabeth Simermeyer headshot Beth Simermeyer
Ecolab, EVP, Global Marketing and Communications and Life Sciences
Sarah Soong Sarah Soong
Xcel Energy, VP & treasurer
Penny Wheeler Penny Wheeler, M.D.
Allina Health, president and CEO
Koen Wilms Headshot Koen Wilms
3M, VP and general manager
Jim Zappa Jim Zappa
CHS, Inc., executive vice president and general counsel