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Victoria College administrator to lead United Way board

July 16, 2013 at 2:16 a.m.
Updated July 17, 2013 at 2:17 a.m.

Jennifer Yancey, vice president of college advancement and external affairs with Victoria College, has been elected chairwoman of the Victoria County United Way Board of Directors.

Other board members, officers and executive committee members were also elected.

"We have a strong board of directors, staff and organization," said Yancey. "The leadership that we elected today and the board members that are returning will help us meet the opportunities we face as a community."

The 22-member board of directors includes a 12-member executive committee comprised of a diverse group of volunteers who are representative of donors, corporations and sponsors, civic leaders and other stakeholders, according to a news release from the Victoria County United Way.

These volunteers are responsible for setting policies, the organizational operating budget and for overseeing the direction of the Victoria County United Way, according to the news release.

The campaign that recently ended resulted in the agency's first $1 million fundraising effort. Clifford Grimes is the group's executive director.

Board officers and executive committee members include:

Chairwoman, board of directors - Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College

Chairman, 2013 Community Campaign - Dan Easton, Victoria Advocate

Chairman, Community Investment Committee - Dale Jones, Klean Corp. International

Secretary - Amy Hodges, Invista

Treasurer/finance committee chairwoman - Mary Kay Janssen, O'Connor & Hewitt Foundation

Finance committee vice chairman - Greg Sprawka, First Victoria National Bank

Immediate past board president - Russell Janecka, Janecka Insurance

Officers - Gary Worsham, Wells Fargo Bank; Geri Schroeder, Prosperity Bank; Kelly Park, First Victoria National Bank; Bryant Price, Agama Advertising; David Schrutka, LyondellBasell


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