UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS NAMES JANICE HARISSIS AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Harissis to Lead United Way’s Financial Team as the Organization Launches its 95thAnnual Fundraising Campaign toward Community Impact
(DALLAS) – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named Janice Harissis as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer. After 22 years of service within the Corporate Audit and financial operations at Texas Instruments, Harissis brings extensive audit, ethics, compliance, financial and operations experience to the post, with an unparalleled commitment to long-term business strategy and financial planning.
With an impressive resume highlighted by key successes, Harissis has held various leadership positions in finance, accounting and operations since joining Texas Instruments (TI) in 1997. In her role as Vice President of Corporate Audit, she was responsible for assessing risk to TI and administering a comprehensive audit program to address those risks within the company. Prior to her corporate audit role, Harissis was a business unit controller and lived in Shanghai, China as the Asia region audit manager. She wasa member of the TI Corporate Compliance Committee, Ethics Committee and Cybersecurity Committee. She replaces former United Way of Metropolitan Dallas CFO Wanda Mizutowicz, who served in the role since 2013.
“We are exceedingly proud to announce the appointment of Janice Harissis as our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Harissis brings extensive financial, operational, and strategic experience. This, combined with her deep knowledge of the technology industry and experience scaling high-growth companies, will be huge assets to United Way as we enter our next phase of impact to create lasting change in Dallas.”
Before joining TI, Harissis was the operations site manager for KES Systems in Midland, Texas, with responsibility for manufacturing operations, IT, purchasing and human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lubbock Christian University and is a certified public accountant.
Harissis has held past roles with High-Tech High Heels, the audit committee and internal controls sub-committee for United Way of Metropolitan Dallasas well as the audit committee chair for the Texas Women’s Foundation.
Harissis has spent the last 23 years in the Dallas area with her husband and three children. Herleadership in establishing and maintaining the highest level of business operations positions United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to better manage all financial forecasting and increase investment into critical programs improving the lives of North Texans.
“United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is in the midst of unprecedented community impact, driving social change in the areas of education, income and health,” said Harissis. “I am excited to join a team united by the common purpose of giving our community every opportunity. As we launch the 95thannual year of fundraising, I am proud to share in the commitment to change the future of Dallas.”
Funds invested in United Way will drive social innovation, prepare students for success in high school and in life, equip people with the skills they need to get ahead and save for the future, improve community health, and ensure families in need have basic resources. To learn more about United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and how to give and get involved, visit UnitedWayDallas.org.
About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas:
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based nonprofit organization that believes in the power of unity to create lasting change. For over 90 years, we’ve brought people and resources together to strengthen Health, Education, and Income—the building blocks of opportunity. Together, we work to achieve long-term results that help our community thrive. We encourage every North Texan to be part of the change.