United Way of the Piedmont board welcomes new members and commits to equity

Spartanburg, S.C. (April 4, 2021) –  United Way of the Piedmont announces the addition of eight new members to its Board of Directors. These members join 26 existing members to serve as the governing board of the organization.

From across Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties, leaders serving on the Board help guide the organization's decision making to create lasting change. The Board’s collaboration, alongside the work of United Way staff, strengthens the organization’s ability to build a community where everyone thrives.

United Way of the Piedmont remains committed to prioritizing equity within its organization and across its work in the community. Diversity in recruitment of the Board of Directors, to reflect the three counties served, is one component of that larger commitment. The 2021-2022’s Board is comprised of the most racially diverse group of board members yet. United Way of the Piedmont continues to look for areas to improve equity as it strives for a better community for all.

Kathleen Brady, serving as the new Board Chair, says, “We are so proud of the growing diversity of the board. It is a manifestation of our commitment to be reflective of the community we serve. And the ease of the board recruitment process this year, even as we have all struggled with the pandemic, underscores the quality of our local leadership.”

United Way of the Piedmont welcomes the following new members to the 2021-2022 Board of Directors:
Laura Barbas-Rhoden, Professor of Spanish, Wofford College
Denise Beers-Kiepper, Vice President of Human Resources, OTO Development
Jay Beeson, President, Mark III Properties
Reggie Browning, Vice President of Finance, Limestone University
Joey Monique Fowler, IT Director - Technical Services, Denny’s Corporation
Andrea Moore, Founder, Village Legal Hub, LLC
Lance Radford, Superintendent, Spartanburg School District 2
Jim Shank, Facility Personnel Manager, Michelin

To see the full Board of Directors list, visit www.uwpiedmont.org/boardofdirectors.

About United Way of the Piedmont

United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that fights for the education, financial stability, and health of every member of our community. Our mission is to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. We are more than fundraisers. We forge unique partnerships, find new solutions to old problems, and mobilize the best resources by inspiring others to join the fight. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to not just survive, but to thrive. Visit www.uwpiedmont.org for more information.


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