United Way of Madison County welcomes new leaders

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Jonathon Cook, attorney with Sansberry, Dickman, Builta & Cook law firm, will chair the Board of Directors for United Way of Madison County for the next two years. Cook has served on the board since 2011.

Other officers for the 2018-2019 term include Beth Tharp, Community Hospital Anderson administrator, vice chair; Brett Spangler, Innovative Small Business CPA, secretary; Gary Erskine, retired Star Financial banker, treasurer; and Judge David Happe, ethics officer. Officers are elected biennially by the board.

The 18-member volunteer board also welcomes new members David Dodd, CEO of Madison County Federal Credit Union; Stefanie Leiter, assistant professor of public relations at Anderson University; and David Retherford, principal of Elwood Junior-Senior High School to new three-year terms. Board members who continue to serve include Greg Bramwell, First Merchants Bank, Angela Cassidy, retired Morgan Chase banker, Scott Deetz, superintendent of Madison-Grant School Corporation, Lisa Floyd, South Madison Community Foundation and immediate past board chair, Beverly Joyce, Herald Bulletin publisher, Noah Rosen, CEO of Kleenco, Jan Kaye, retired Elwood Schools educator, Michael Schroyer, Saint Vincent Regional Administrator, Nancy Sowers, CPA, and Obadiah Smith, retired U.S. Army Chaplain. Bill Watson, owner of The Pittt restaurant, Melanie Hosier, microbiologist at Eli Lilly, and Pearlie McCracken concluded their board service at the end of 2017.

In addition to serving on the board, members serve with other community volunteers on one or more working committees: Finance & Audit, Community Engagement, Community Impact and Strategic Fund Raising. Board and committee membership is open to all who live or work in Madison County and desire to support the organization’s mission.

United Way will be recognizing all volunteers and celebrating the conclusion of the fall fund raising drive at its annual meeting on March 13.   Nominations for Volunteer of the Year and RSVP (55+ volunteer program) Volunteer of the Year are being accepted through February 15.

For more information about United Way of Madison County, call 765-643-7493 or log onto www.unitedwaymadisonco.org.