United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Announces New Board of Directors and Foundation Board Members | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Announces New Board Of Directors And Foundation Board Members

DALLAS (January 20, 2021) – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas today announced a new group of committed community leaders and accomplished business executives who joined its 2020-2021 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, including top-level executives from Bank of America, Deloitte, Arcosa and The Boston Consulting Group, will join the two Boards and help implement programs and partnerships that work toward United Way’s Aspire United 2030 goals for the community, ensuring every North Texan, regardless of race or zip code, has the opportunity and access needed to develop their full potential.

“These new members bring diverse experience and strong expertise to our thoughtfully engaged, forward-thinking and insightful boards,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton president and CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Their commitment to strengthening the North Texas region and their passion for our work will help ensure United Way drives lasting change by putting opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.”

New United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors members include:

  • Dan Berner, North Texas Managing Partner, Deloitte, has served as group partner-in-charge of the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Kansas City Deloitte & Touche LLP Audit & Assurance practices. Berner has more than 28 years of auditing and accounting experience and primarily serves large, global, diversified public clients. Berner is currently a board member of Make-A-Wish North Texas and former board member of Downtown Dallas, Inc.
  • Karl Bovee, Business Banking Regional Executive, Bank of America, has led the Bank of America government banking team and has been involved in healthcare, education, and nonprofit commercial banking.
  • Antonio Carrillo, President and CEO of Arcosa, is a current member of the NRG Energy, Inc. board of directors and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Mexichem. Prior to joining Mexichem, Carillo had a 16-year career at Trinity Industries, where he served as senior vice president and group president of the Energy Equipment Group.

“We’re so fortunate to serve alongside leaders with such exceptional breadth and depth of experience to drive performance to even higher levels,” said Charlene Lake, AT&T’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Chief Sustainability Officer and United Way Dallas Board Chair “Great governance demands thoughtful board composition, and we are committed to enhancing United Way’s tradition of excellence with fresh eyes, diverse views and innovative skillsets.”

The United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board, which was established in 1999, to provide a permanent source of funding to support programs and activities of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. New Foundation board members include:

  • Jason Downing, Vice Chairman and the U.S. leader of Deloitte Private, is the immediate past Chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board and has previously served as Chair of the United Way Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Erin George, Dallas Managing Director and Partner, The Boston Consulting Group,
    co-leads BCG’s global work in Demand Centric Growth and leads Women@BCG in Texas. George currently serves as Board Chair for Girls, Inc., where she is responsible for overseeing and participating as a policymaker and advocates for the organization using best practices in board governance, fiscal responsibility, and fundraising.
  • Ashlee Kleinert, Founder, The Kleinert Foundation, co-founded the Kleinert Foundation in 2017 with the goal of becoming a change-maker and community impact investor. Kleinert also founded Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe in 2011 – a partnership with Café Momentum providing opportunities for youth. Kleinert has previously served as Board chair of New Friends New Life and Texas Women’s Foundation.

“It is an incredible honor to welcome a distinguished group of leaders to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation Board, who believe in the power of unity to create lasting change for our community,” said Terri West, Texas Instruments Foundation Chair, and United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board Chair. “We all care deeply about North Texas and its future, and by strategically stewarding United Way’s mission and assets together, we can make a positive difference 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 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.

This article was published on: Jan 20, 2021