United Way of Weld County announced four members to serve on its board of directors, as well as naming officers for 2014-15.
United Way of Weld County is governed by a local board of directors made up of community leaders who volunteer their time and resources.
Newly elected board members are Judy Green (Anadarko Petroleum), Bryan Guest (Great Western Bank), Mike Rankin (Kaiser Permanente) and Sami Smith (Professional Finance Co.).
Officers for 2014-15 include Jay Hinrichs (chairman), Margie Martinez Perusek (chairwoman elect), Robert Janata (vice chairman), Rebecca Koppes-Conway (vice chairwoman), Fred Otis (vice chairman), Ted Warner (treasurer) and Sami Smith (campaign chair).
“The level of experience and leadership on the United Way of Weld County board of directors is astounding,” said Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO of United Way of Weld County in a United Way news release. “I am proud to work with and for this esteemed group who challenge and support us to continuously improve and be our best. The extent of their commitment to the mission of the organization, to accountability and the wise use of funds are significant.”
Continuing directors are CJ Archibeque, city of Greeley; Rich Bartels, Bartels & Company LLC; Gary Burton, PBI, Inc.; Dan Dennie, NCMC/Banner Health; Mike Freeman, Weld County commissioner; Mike Geile, consultant; Randy Geist, JBS USA; Kathy Hamblin, educator, University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College; Robert Lowenbach, JRL Consulting; Ken Poncelow, city of Fort Lupton; Virginia Rosales, principal, Salida del Sol Academy; Becky Safarik, city of Greeley; Cathy Schulte, Upstate Economic Development; Nancy Teksten; Mike Trotter, Front Range Roofing, and Randy Watkins, Anton, Collins, Mitchell, LLP.
Bruce Broderius, Bill May and Manny Sisneros have recently retired from the board, but continue to support United Way in many ways.
United Way of Weld County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. According to the news release, the funded and provided programs and services vital to carrying out that mission focus on education, financial stability and health of everyone in Weld County.
Board members serve three-year terms, which can be renewed. In addition to attending monthly meetings, board members accept other responsibilities, including serving on various committees, which include audit/finance committee, governance committee, Promises for Children, Community Impact Investment Council, Development Council, 2-1-1 and events.
For more information about getting involved with United Way of Weld County, visit UnitedWay-Weld.org or call (970) 353-4300.