Retired Grayson County Schools Superintendent Barry Anderson was recently announced as one of the newest members of United Way of Central Kentucky’s Board of Directors.
Anderson is one of 20 community leaders from across the region who will serve as volunteer members of the United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) Board of Directors for 2016.
Anderson said his journey to UWCK began several years ago when he served on a committee whose goal was to try to raise money for groups that would benefit the Grayson County community.
When he became Superintendent, Anderson began encouraging his employees to give back to UWCK because so much of the money the organization receives comes back to benefit Grayson County, such as through its support of the Grayson County Alliance.
Now that he’s retired, Anderson said he hopes to continue to support his community through his work on the UWCK Board of Directors.
“I’d like to help the community that has given so much to me,” said Anderson, who attended his first Board of Directors meeting in February of this year.
UWCK Board members serve two, three-year terms and provide direction, support, and strategy needed to create more opportunities for Grayson, Breckinridge, LaRue, Meade, and Hardin County families to become self-sufficient.
“We are proud to have a working Board that is engaged in multiple levels of our organization,” said UWCK President & CEO Megan Stith. “Our Board members not only set the long-term vision for our work, but are an example of what it means to ‘LIVE UNITED;’ they volunteer their time on multiple committees, champion United Way in their workplaces, and advocate for others to join our collaborative efforts. Each of these volunteers brings a unique perspective and strategic mindset to our organization, which is vital to our continued service as the region’s leading convener of resources that solve community problems and measurably improve lives.”
In addition to Anderson, the UWCK Board of Directors includes:
Ray Springsteen, President & CEO, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Trena Floyd, Business Services Officer, Your Community Bank
Jon Ballard, Elizabethtown Independent Schools
Grant Niebuhr, Altec
Chris Reed, Hardin County Schools
Nancy Tate, UPS
Brandon Fogle, South Central Bank
Trinity Searcy, Karbec
Scott Conway, First Citizens Bank
Kamma Flood, The Cecilian Bank
Kendra Stewart Scott, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health
Janice Worden, Dow Corning
Andrea Pike-Goff, Meade County Schools
Mary Jo King, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Allison Baumgardner, Your Community Bank
Doug Morgan, Akebono
Chris Ordway, The News-Enterprise
Michael Embry, Citizens Union Bank
Rita Williams, RE Williams Inc.
UWCK’s volunteer Board of Directors meets seven times a year to set policy, ensure good governance, review performance of the organization, and identify strategies that will help local families escape the cycle of poverty.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.