UNITED WAY OF FORSYTH COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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UNITED WAY OF FORSYTH COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Winston-Salem, NC ….February 15, 2016
At the December Board of Directors’ meeting, The United Way of Forsyth County Board recognized three retiring directors for their years of service and elected four new directors.

The following directors retired and received commendations for their years of service:

Henry A. Brown, III (Andy) (2005-2015) – During his tenure, Andy served in various leadership roles including Board Chair in 2012 and 2013, Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee and most recently, Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Place Based Performance Committee.

Mark R. Johnson (2014 and 2015) – Mark served the past two years as Chair of United Way of Forsyth County’s Young Leaders United, inspiring other young leaders to become involved in United Way.

L. David Mounts (2013-2015) – David was instrumental in Inmar’s company campaign and inspired other companies to become involved in United Way. David’s talent and experience as an innovator was critical during United Way’s strategic planning process and implementation.

New board directors include:

Chris Fox, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hanesbrands Inc. Chris’ responsibilities include oversight of Hanesbrand’s worldwide corporate responsibility programs. He received his B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary and his Juris Doctorate/MBA from Wake Forest University.

Melissa Martin, Marketing Assistant, Hanesbrands Inc. Melissa is a Wake Forest University graduate, former high school teacher and field hockey coach, and is currently working on her MBA at Wake Forest University. Melissa chairs United Way of Forsyth County’s Young Leaders United.

Stephen J. Motew, MD, MHA, Senior Vice President, Novant Medical Center.
Dr. Motew leads Novant Health’s Greater Winston-Salem market. He is also the senior vice president of physician services for physician clinics and service lines for the Winston Salem market. Dr. Motew has a BA degree in Anthropology from Emory University and received a MD-Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Medicine. He is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Elwood L. Robinson, Ph.D., Chancellor, of Winston-Salem State University.
Dr. Robinson became Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University in September of 2014. He received his B. A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University and earned his Doctorate from Pennsylvania State University with clinical training as a research associate at Duke University Medical Center.

SPIRIT OF NORTH CAROLINA AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED BY UNITED WAY OF NORTH CAROLINA

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SPIRIT OF NORTH CAROLINA AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED BY UNITED WAY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Winston-Salem, NC ….. February 11, 2016

Each year, the United Way of North Carolina recognizes companies and organizations that have demonstrated strong community support through local United Way involvement. The Spirit of North Carolina Awards celebrate the partnership of people working together to develop and implement innovative solutions for long-term community change.

Businesses, professional and non-profit organizations, governmental entities, healthcare and educational institutions—large and small—are nominated to receive the Spirit of North Carolina Award because they are champions of change. They raise their voice to share the story of their community, volunteer their time and expertise, and invest their resources.

For the third consecutive year, Forsyth County has the highest number of Spirit Award recipients in the state. These include the following organizations and judging categories:

BB&T, Financial/Banking Institutions 1501-2500 Employees
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Business Campaign 51-100 Employees
Winston-Salem Transit Authority, City/County Municipality 101-200 Employees
First Tennessee Bank, Financial/Banking Institutions up to 50 Employees
Wake Forest University, Higher Education 1501-2500 Employees
Reynolds American, Manufacturing 1501-2500 Employees
HanesBrands, Inc., Retail 2501-5000 Employees

In addition, BB&T was honored with the prestigious 2015 Excellence in Community Spirit Award in special recognition of going the extra mile to affect change in our community. This award recognizes excellence in leveraging their caring power by challenging others to join them in their work and producing remarkable outcomes.

“We are extremely honored to be the recipient of both these awards,” said BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King. “At BB&T, we take our mission to make the communities we serve better places to be very seriously. Supporting the United Way is one way we demonstrate that commitment. This recognition goes to all our BB&T associates who have found helping our fellow man is immensely gratifying and being able to do so is truly a privilege.”

“We are proud to be allied with all of the Spirit Award winners. They demonstrate outstanding commitment to our community by championing change, volunteer their time and talent, and give generously to make a difference,” says Mark Uren, VP/Resource Development of United Way of Forsyth County.

A team of 21 United Way leaders from across North Carolina judged 58 outstanding applications selecting 33 as winners. The established Seven Standards of Excellence—including volunteer culture, partnership with community to raise awareness of needs and foster a spirit of giving, leadership involvement, and campaign coordination—are the criteria on which applications are judged. Awards were presented to the winning companies during the United Way of North Carolina’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.