United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Foundation Board

Jason Downing and Clint McDonnough Tapped to Lead Accomplished Groups

DALLAS (October 2, 2018) – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is proud to welcome an extraordinary group of accomplished community and business leaders to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors and the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board.  Members will serve 3-year terms, as they help steer United Way in creating solutions to complex social issues in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health- the essential components of a thriving community.

“Our new members are joining thoughtfully-engaged, forward-thinking and insightful boards, adding significant value to United Way and the community we serve,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.  “Their broad experience, expertise, and passion for our work will ensure United Way remains vital and relevant in a changing society, creating a boundless future for all North Texans.”

Jason Downing, Vice Chairman, U.S. Leader of Deloitte Private and North Texas managing partner for Deloitte, will serve as United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board Chair.  Committed to leadership roles within United Way for the last decade, Downing most recently served as the chairman of the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board.

New 2018-2019 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors members include: 

  • Jim Hinton, chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas. As CEO, Hinton oversees a health system that includes more than 1,000 patient access points across Texas, in addition to the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance.
  • David Martin, Partner and Managing Director in the Boston Consulting Group’s Dallas office. Martin is a core member of BCG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, where he advises clients on topics from strategic growth and business model innovation, to operational improvement and organizational restructuring.
  • David Park, Senior Vice President, Utility Operations for Atmos Energy Corporation. Park is responsible for the regulated utility, which serves over three million customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West.

“I consider it both an honor and a privilege to lead the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas board, working alongside such a staunchly committed group of community and business leaders,” said Downing, United Way Board of Directors chair.  “We take our governance role very seriously, and these new members will surely drive our performance higher still, helping create a positive impact on the lives of North Texans.”

Clint McDonnough will lead the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board as Chairman, after longtime leadership within the organization.  McDonnough is the retired managing partner of the Dallas Office of Ernst & Young LLP and serves as Vice Chair of the Unite Forever Campaign.  He has previously served as Chair of the United Way Board of Directors and Chair of the Campaign Cabinet. 

New 2018-2019 United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board members are:  

  • Mary Anne Cree, philanthropist and loyal Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society Member. In addition to her commitment to United Way, Cree has held leadership level positions with the Dallas Museum of Art, Sammons Center for the Arts, and Baylor Health Care System.
  • Kevin March, Retired CFO, Texas Instruments, where he was recognized among the top-ranked CFOs in Institutional Investor’s “Best Semiconductor CFOs in America” for several of his 13 years of service. March served on United Way’s Audit and Ethics Committee, 2012-2014, and on the organization’s Blue Ribbon Commission.
  • Ronald C. “Ron” Parker, Retired Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Labor Relations and Global Diversity and Inclusion, PepsiCo. Parker recently retired from his role as president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an organization representing senior black executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies, where he served on both the Council and Foundation Boards.
  • Terri West, Retired Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments, who served on United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, Board of Directors, 2012-2018, and as Chair of the Resource Development Committee. West had global responsibility for Texas Instruments’ communications, investor relations, and public affairs functions.
  • Steven Williams, Senior Vice President Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, PepsiCo/FritoLay, who serves as United Way Workplace Campaign Tocqueville Chair. Williams oversees strategy, planning and execution for Frito-Lay’s U.S. field sales, retailer, and sales strategy teams.

“It’s a true pleasure to lead such a high-performing board whose members possess such incredible breadth and depth of experience,” said McDonnough.  “We all care deeply about Dallas and its future, and together we can meet the long-term needs of those who live, work and raise families here.”

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About United Way of Metropolitan Dallas: 

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based non-profit organization that treats 360 degrees of need.  For over 90 years, we have brought people and resources together to fight complex social problems by surrounding North Texas with efficient, impactful solutions. Since 2011, we’ve invested more than $147M in 200+ local programs that tackle issues across health, education and income, the essential components of a thriving community. We encourage North Texans to get involved by giving, volunteering or advocating and helping lift up those in need now and in the future. United, we help those who want to do good, do great. Learn more at UnitedWayDallas.org.

About United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas:

In 1999, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas established a Foundation (United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas) for the purpose of perpetuating and securing the future of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Giving to the Foundation provides an opportunity for donors who aspire to have permanent impact on the North Texas community by creating lasting change in the lives of its most vulnerable citizens and families.  Foundation funds are invested in perpetuity, with a portion of the Fund distributed annually. The primary recipient of the Foundation’s distributions has been United Way’s competitive grants process, which awards multi-year grants to the most effective community-based programs.