United Way’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. We set significant and measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to you and to our board.

We recruit people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done and that fact is reflected in the make-up of the board.

The commitment of United Way board members is not only evident in the time they contribute as volunteers, but by the fact that each board member donates generously to support our work.

Board of Directors

Campaign Chair

Troy Aikman
Aikman Enterprises

Executive Committee

Anne Motsenbocker
Managing Director

John Stephens
Vice Chair
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Vopni
Dallas Managing Partner

Jason Downing
United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Chair
Managing Partner

Ex Officio

Jennifer Sampson
President (ex officio)
CEO and President
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Heather Wilhite
Corporate Secretary (ex officio)
Executive Office
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas


Rick Bridwell
At-Large Member
Senior Vice-President, Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jorge Corral
At-Large Member
Dallas Office Managing Director, Southwest Region

Regen Fearon
At-Large Member
Community Volunteer

Richard Fedock
Audit & Ethics Committee Chair
Senior Executive (Retired)
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Manny Fernandez
At-Large Member
Managing Partner

Cecily Gooch
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Vistra Energy

Charlene Lake
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T

Pete Lerma
At-Large Member

Gail McDonald
At-Large Member
Transition Resources, Inc.

Scott Moore
At-Large Member
Managing Partner, Greater Texas

Bill Morrison
Governance Chair
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Tenet Healthcare

Torrence Robinson
At-Large Member
Senior Director, Global Community Affairs & President, Fluor Foundation
Fluor Corporation

Sandra Phillips Rogers
At-Large Member
General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer
and Corporate Secretary
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Jennifer Saenz
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer
Frito-Lay North America

Michael Sherman
At-Large Member
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Debra Brennan Tagg
Community Impact Committee Chair
Managing Partner
Brennan Financial Services

Julie Van Haren
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President and Manager, Communications and Investor Relations, Texas Instruments

Terri West
Resource Development Committee Chair
Senior Vice President (Retired)
Texas Instruments

Bob Wright
At-Large Member
Wright Connatser PLLC

Chris Wyse
At-Large Member
Vice President, Communications
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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