United Way Welcomes New Board Members

United Way of Greater St. Louis added seventeen new members to its board of directors, including:

Elizabeth Adefioye, Chief People Officer, Emerson
David D. Allen, President, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Joann M. Barton, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, Banking, Trust Services, Employee Benefits Administration, Busey Bank
Floyd Bell, President, Communication Workers of America Local 6300
Alonzo Byrd, Director of Business Development/Community Engagement, Ascension Charity Classic
Ian Caso, Retail Sales Manager, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
LaTonia Collins Smith, President, Harris-Stowe State University
Steve Grelle, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, St. Charles County EDC
Colleen Lucas, Vice President of Community Impact, Anheuser-Busch
James T. Minor, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
Jeff L. Pittman, Chancellor, St. Louis Community College
Emily Pitts, Chief Diversity Officer and Director for the Center of Diversity & Inclusion, Lindenwood University
Kristen Polchinski, Community Affairs Manager, U.S. Bank
Tanisha Stevens, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Jason Tetidrick, Directing Business Representative, District 9 Machinists Union
Voin Todorovic, Chief Financial Officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Gregory Waters, Operations Engineering Professional, Graham Packaging

“We are thrilled to have these committed, experienced professionals join our board to lend their expertise and help our efforts to strengthen our region and help our neighbors,” said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “Our board members come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of different skill sets and live and work in all areas of our 16-county region. We look forward to working with our entire board this year to formulate new ideas and continue to move forward our strategic direction for United Way and how we support the St. Louis community.”

Rodney Humphries
Rodney Humphries

Rodney Humphries is the Communications Specialist for United Way of Greater St. Louis and a proud graduate of Webster University where he developed his passion for writing. In college, he combined his love for writing and sports, serving as the primary sports writer for his school newspaper while also developing his own sports blog. After graduating, he continued his love for writing as he served as a freelance writer for various publications. Rodney continues to be a fan of Webster athletics, you will often see him sitting courtside at a lot of their basketball games.