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United Way of Greater Cleveland Elects Members to the Board of Directors

Kendra Wheeler, media relations manager

Cleveland (March 10, 2017) Today, preceding United Way of Greater Cleveland’s annual meeting, members of United Way’s Governance and Nominating Committee elected one new member and re-elected eight to the organization’s board of directors. The committee also elected an ex-officio and life director.

“Our board of directors consists of some of the smartest, philanthropic and most dedicated individuals in Greater Cleveland,” said United Way Chairman of the Board Marc Byrnes. “I thank the board for their commitment and look forward to working with the incoming members to maintain a strong and effective United Way that helps care for our community.”

Pastor Dr. Jawanza Colvin of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church joins United Way’s board of directors with a term expiring in 2020. The following members were re-elected with terms also ending in 2020:

  • Thomas W. Adler, Senior Advisor, PlayhouseSquare Real Estate Services
  • Akram Boutros, M.D., President and CEO, The MetroHealth System
  • Andrea M. Hogben, Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications, Medical Mutual
  • Alex Johnson, Ph.D., President, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Ira C. Kaplan, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff LLP
  • Donna M. Sciarappa, Regional Managing Partner, Great Lakes RSM US LLP
  • Hilton O. Smith, Retired Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company
  • Randall J. Korach, Senior Vice President of Sales, Commercial Business Unit Diversified Brands Division, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Natoya J. Walker Minor is elected as ex-officio director on behalf of the City of Cleveland as a designee of Mayor Frank Jackson.

Members of United Way’s board of directors can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms of service. W. Scott Merk, partner, EY; Denise Polverine, assistant news director, WKYC and Nina Turner, former state senator, completed their terms of service today.

Rick Buoncore, managing partner, MAI Capital Management and United Way’s immediate past chairman of the board, is elected as a life director. Life directors are elected due to merit and long-term involvement and serve until their resignation or death. Life directors are not counted in voting or for quorum purposes, but can attend and participate in board meetings.

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