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.

2018 Board of Directors – Officers

Tim Welsh  Tim Welsh, chair of the board*
U.S. Bank, vice chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support
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

2018 Board of Directors – Members

Julie Baker Julie Baker*
Community Leader
Board Member Stacy Bogart headshot Stacy Bogart
Winnebago Industries, Inc., VP, general counsel and secretary
Dorothy Bridges Dorothy Bridges
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, senior vice president
Mark Brooks Mark Brooks, chair of Community Impact Committee*
Hennepin County, administrative manager, Health
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
Jeanne Crain Jeanne Crain
Bremer Financial Corporation, president and CEO
Nancy Dahl Nancy Dahl, chair of Communications and Individual Engagement Committee*
IQ Strategic Partners, 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., executive vice president, Chief Supply Chain, and operations officer
Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, president
GTCUW Board Member Roxanna Gapstur headshot Roxanna Gapstur
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, 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
Douglas Hepper Douglas Hepper
Community Leader
Vision-Ease Lens, retired
William (Chuck) Hill William (Chuck) Hill
Programming Solutions Inc., CEO
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
GTCUW Board Member John Keller headshot John Keller
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, executive director
Margaret Anderson Kelliher Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Minnesota High Tech Association, president and CEO
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, regional managing director, Wealth Management
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
Kate Mortenson Kate Mortenson*
Community Leader
Kathy Noecker Kathy Noecker
Faegre Baker Daniels, partner
GTCUW Board Member Mike O'Leary headshot Mike O’Leary
EY, managing partner
Judy Poferl Judy Poferl
Xcel Energy, senior vice president, corporate secretary and executive services
Karen Richard Karen Richard*
Andersen Corporation, SVP, HR
Abigail Rose Abigail Rose
Community Leader
Piyumi M. Samaratunga Piyumi M. Samaratunga*
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, partner
Tom Sanders Tom Sanders
Stinson Leonard Street, business division chairman
GTCUW Board Member Elizabeth Simermeyer headshot Beth Simermeyer
Ecolab, EVP, Global Marketing and Communications and Life Sciences
GTCUW Board Member Mike Speetzen headshot Mike Speetzen
Polaris, CFO
Julie Sullivan Julie Sullivan, Ph.D.
University of St. Thomas, president
Marnie Wells Marnie Wells
Camp Fire Minnesota, CEO
John Whaley John Whaley
Community Leader
Norwest Equity Partners, managing administrative partner
Penny Wheeler Penny Wheeler, M.D.
Allina Health, president and CEO
Koen Wilms Headshot Koen Wilms
3M, VP and general manager
Sri Zaheer Sri Zaheer
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, dean
Jim Zappa Jim Zappa
CHS, Inc., executive vice president and general counsel