DALLAS (Dec. 9, 2019) – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is proud to welcome a remarkable group of committed community leaders and accomplished business executives to its 2019-2020 Board of Directors and the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board. Members will serve three-year terms, as they help steer United Way in leading the charge to improve Education, Income and Health – the essential building blocks of a thriving community. New leadership includes top-level executives from Comerica Bank, KPMG, PepsiCo Foods North America, the PGA of America and Vistra Energy.
“We are thrilled to welcome these new members to our thoughtfully-engaged, forward-thinking and insightful boards,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton president and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Their broad experience, vast expertise and passion for our work will help ensure United Way remains vital and relevant in driving lasting change for Dallas, by putting opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.”
New United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors members include: Darrell Crall, chief operating officer of the PGA of America, directing the day-to-day operations at PGA headquarters and overseeing the PGA’s organizational growth, strategic plan, performance goal, and annual budget execution, as the organization is re-locating to North Texas; Scott Hudson, president of the retail business at Vistra Energy, including president of TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider, also having served as the company’s chief operating officer with responsibility for sales, marketing, product development, operations, and business technology organizations; Peter Sefzik, executive director of the Business Bank at Comerica Bank, responsible for all lines of business in the Business Bank segment of Comerica which includes General Middle Market, Small Business Banking, 14 Specialty Lines of Business, Treasury Management & Capital Markets; and Steven Williams, CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America, leading the $18 billion snack and convenient foods business that includes Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA).
The newest United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board member is Stacy Nahas, the audit business unit partner in charge at KPMG Dallas. Nahas previously served as KPMG’s national managing partner, university relations and recruiting, working closely with KPMG senior leadership.
“We’re so fortunate to be able to add these leaders with such impressive breadth and depth of experience to drive our performance to even higher levels,” said Jason Downing, Deloitte U.S. vice chairman and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas board chair. “Great governance demands thoughtful board composition, and these new members will enhance United Way’s tradition of excellence with fresh eyes, diverse views and incredibly innovative skillsets.”
“It is an incredible honor to join a distinguished group of leaders on the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board, who are dedicated to creating measurable change for our community,” said PGA of America Chief Operating Officer Darrell Crall. “As the destination for the new home of the PGA of America, we care deeply about North Texas and its future. Together, we can achieve positive results for the area that will last for generations to come.”
About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans. Working with our determined supporters, we lead the charge to improve education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We invite all change-seekers in our community to Live United to achieve lasting results right here at home. To give, advocate or volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayDallas.org.
About United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas: Established in 1999, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas was created to provide a permanent source of funding to support programs and activities of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Complementing annual campaign efforts, the Foundation offers donors’ support to endure the test of time, providing solutions for the community’s most vulnerable citizens and families for generations to come. To secure this future, United Way and the Foundation launched the $100 million Unite Forever campaign. Our goal is simple and far-reaching – establish permanent funding for United Way that will provide a more predictable, sustainable and stable future in order to withstand annual economic fluctuations that can impact funding cycles, grow our ability to invest in strategic partnerships and creative advancements outside of the standard grants process, and offer the flexibility needed to fund new and emerging solutions for the unseen needs of the future.