New Presidents Forum

Alexandria, Virginia

January 7-9, 2020

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We will be adding speakers to the lineup regularly, so keep checking back to get the most recent updates.

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Deirdre Asnis [More Info]
Director, Processing and Data Systems
United Way Worldwide
Erin Budde [More Info]
Senior Vice President, Product Development
United Way Worldwide
Lynn Carter [More Info]
Manager, Talent and Career Development
United Way Worldwide
Geniro Dingle [More Info]
Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
United Way Worldwide
Amy Dinofrio [More Info]
Vice President, People Strategies, Talent and Board Engagement
United Way Worldwide
John Emge [More Info]
Engagement Director
United Way Worldwide
Tinika Fails [More Info]
Director, Disaster Services
United Way Worldwide
Alex Fike [More Info]
Director, Board and Learning Programs
United Way Worldwide
Kelly Fischbein [More Info]
Director, Performance Research
United Way Worldwide
Amy Floryan [More Info]
Director of Digital Engagement
United Way Worldwide
Ayeola Fortune [More Info]
Senior Director, Impact and Global Results
United Way Worldwide
Jenn Frazee [More Info]
Manager, Marketing and Event Production
United Way Worldwide
Brian Gallagher [More Info]
President & CEO
United Way Worldwide
Jasmine Garcia [More Info]
Director, International operations & Membership
United Way Worldwide
Caleb Gardner [More Info]
Managing Partner
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Laurie George [More Info]
President & CEO
United Way of Palm Beach County
Laurie George is President & CEO of the United Way of Palm Beach County. She has served her organization at the executive level for 18 nonconsecutive years, spending a year at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Over the past six years, Laurie has led United Way of Palm Beach County to a new level of success, increasing revenue by 27% ($16.5 million) and volunteer engagement by 250% (8,133 volunteers). Under her leadership, her United Way was selected as the Health and Human Services Organization of the Year in 2018 by the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. She was recognized by the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches with the prestigious Women in Leadership Award in 2016.

Laurie serves on several committees and boards including Career Source, Economic Council of Palm Beach County, UWW Equity Advisory Council, the Forum Club, Achieve Palm Beach County, Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures, and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. She is also a recent graduate of Leadership Florida.

Laurie earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relationships from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vilmarie Gillam [More Info]
Vice President, Partnerships
Jennifer Gipp [More Info]
Director, Major Gifts & Tocqueville
United Way Worldwide
Eric Glaser [More Info]
Director, U.S. Network Engagement and Performance
United Way Worldwide
Edwin Goutier [More Info]
Vice President, Innovation
United Way Worldwide
Maureen Grant-Hayes [More Info]
VP, Major Donor Relations
United Way Worldwide
Marveen Hart [More Info]
Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
United Way Worldwide
Rachel Krausman [More Info]
Senior Director, 211
United Way Worldwide
Tina MacVeigh [More Info]
Senior Vice President Network Strategy
United Way Worldwide
Lori Malcolm [More Info]
Chief Culture and Operations Officer
United Way Worldwide
Suzanne McCormick [More Info]
U.S. President
United Way Worldwide
Larry Olmstead [More Info]
President & CEO
United Way of Northern California
Larry joined United Way of Northern California (UWNC) on February 1, 2016 after serving more than five years as vice president of organizational development at United Way Silicon Valley. Under his leadership, the Redding-based agency has undergone a dramatic expansion of its services, including distribution of more than $5.5 million in relief and recovery to some 10,000 survivors of the 2018 Northern California wildfires. Larry has also served the United Way network as a member of national task forces on talent development, a member of United Way Worldwide’s Membership Accountability Committee and co-chair of United Ways of California’s Public Policy Committee.

Previously, Larry spent more than 25 years in the media industry as a journalist and an executive for news and human resources. As managing editor of the Miami Herald, he helped lead the newsroom to two Pulitzer Prizes. At the New York Times, he shared in team coverage that won a Pulitzer, and for his work as a correspondent in Africa for the Detroit Free Press, he was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Larry is past board chair of organizations including the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and 2-1-1 California, the state association of 2-1-1 social services helplines. He has been invited to teach in executive development programs at Harvard, Northwestern and other universities to share his expertise in media, leadership, management and diversity and inclusion.

Larry grew up in the Bronx, NY and studied journalism at George Washington University. An avid tennis player and fan, he is a certified instructor and serves in volunteer leadership roles for the United States Tennis Association. He and his wife Michele Chandler have two grown children.
Jenny Palazio [More Info]
Director, Membership Accountability
United Way Worldwide
Neil Parekh [More Info]
Director, Network Communications
United Way Worldwide
Joshua Pedersen [More Info]
Director, 211 Network Operations and Performance
United Way Worldwide
Rachel Perry [More Info]
Director, Message Development & Content Curator
United Way Worldwide
Molly Pieroni [More Info]
Business Development Specialist
United Way Worldwide
Chris Preston [More Info]
Vice President, Corporate Relations
United Way Worldwide
Michael Richardson [More Info]
Director, Product Marketing
United Way Worldwide
Larissa Rydin [More Info]
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
United Way Worldwide
Lexi Savage [More Info]
Engagement Director, Southeast
United Way Worldwide
Laura Scherler [More Info]
Director, Community Impact, Financial Stability
United Way Worldwide
Tricia Smith [More Info]
Director, U.S. Small Cities Engagement and Performance
United Way Worldwide
Sarah Storrs [More Info]
Senior Director, Event Strategy & Engagement
United Way Worldwide
Steve Taylor [More Info]
Senior Vice President, Public Policy
United Way Worldwide
Erkeisha Terry [More Info]
Director, Department of Labor Engagement
United Way Worldwide
Jim Yu [More Info]
Director, Knowledge Management
United Way Worldwide
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