Recognizing Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Recognizing Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Without the generosity of our volunteers, none of the work we do would be possible. To commemorate this year's National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), we want to take a moment and thank our Emerging Leaders for giving the gift of their time and talents to help us improve the overall quality of life for residents of this community.

United Way’s Emerging Leaders is a dynamic group of successful young professionals who are committed to tackling the root causes of poverty in L.A. County through leadership, volunteerism and giving. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, the group has achieved some truly amazing things:

  • Grown its membership to 298 business leaders under the age of 40;

  • Donated more than $350,000 to United Way’s Creating Pathways Out of Poverty Plan;

  • Dedicated 430 volunteer hours to supporting El Sereno Middle School by assembling enrollment packets, distributing textbooks and painting five new campus murals; and

  • Hosted several informative CEO Spotlight events with speakers such as Kent Kresa, Sharon Allen and Michael Johnson.

Thank you once again for your amazing leadership and unrivaled commitment to growing and strengthening UWGLA’s Emerging Leaders. Together, we are creating pathways out of poverty for the men, women and children of Los Angeles!

We would particularly like to recognize the ongoing efforts of the esteemed members of our Emerging Leaders Council:

ELC ChairGina McLeod
Deloitte Tax LLP
Principal, Lead Tax Services

ELC Co-ChairBen Lewis
Marketing Manager (Central CA District)

 Emerging Leaders' Council Members

Nicole Carrillo
Opus Bank
Chief Accounting Officer –SVP Abraham Carons
United Nations Association-USA Chapter
Co-Chair of Southern CaliforniaRoger Chan
Bank of America
Assistant Vice President, SBB

Dominic Chow
US Trust
Assistant Vice President, Business Support Manager

Justine Daniels
O’Melveny & Myers

Meredith Esarey
The Private Bank of California
Vice President – Relationship Manager

Karin Harwood
Manager, National Federal Tax Services

Judy Lai
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Project Resource Analyst

Victor Luo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Applications Software Engineer

Amy Morales
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
Senior Buyer

Lisa O’Rourke
Loyola Law School
Executive Director of Marketing & CommunicationsJames Rock
Senior Manager – Assurance ServicesTroy Shults
Senior Marketing Manager, Industrial & Automotive

Eric Street
Enterprise Holdings
Group Business Manager

Patrick Villanova
Senior Manager – Assurance

Daniel Vinh
Fox Studios
Senior Manager, Brand Marketing

Brian Welsh
SunAmerica Retirement Markets, Inc.
Senior Director of Marketing

Austin Wheelon
PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Field Engineer



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