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United Way of the Greater Triangle Adds Three to Their Board of Directors

Area Executives Lead Transformative Work in Their Respective Fields

Contact: Irene Godínez,

Morrisville, NC – United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) announced Jim Gibson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at RTI International; Susan Greene, President at SPG Associates, Inc.; and Del Misenheimer, Senior Vice President and General Manager leading the Power Quality Division - Electrical Sector for Eaton have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors.

Jim Gibson
Susan Greene
Del Misenheimer

Pictured left to right: Jim Gibson, Susan Greene, Del Misenheimer

Not only do Gibson, Greene and Misenheimer have impressive business acumen, they also understand the issues in the Triangle well. They understand the impact of poverty on the community, for people living in low-income families as well as its long-term implications for the families and for the progress of the region as a whole. They share United Way's commitment to a two-generational approach, focusing on children and their families together to create pathways to progress that will improve lives and transform communities.These three area executives bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board and are leading transformative work in their respective fields. Gibson is responsible for helping to guide the strategy for RTI's discovery, science, and technology-based businesses and for developing long-range plans supporting investments for RTI. Greene has worked with many corporate, non-profit and start-up organizations, guiding and facilitating their strategic planning and innovation efforts. She has extensive experience in the United Way system, both locally and nationally. Misenheimer was most recently, the Senior Vice President for the Power Delivery Division, Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems business. He joined Eaton as president of the LIPE (Line Installation and Protective Equipment) Global Business Unit with Cooper Power Systems.

“We are quite pleased to bring not just one, but three dynamic leaders from our community who are ready to get to work and help us transform our region so that all families may have a chance to thrive,” expressed Kevin Trapani, President and CEO of The Redwoods Group and Chair of UWGT’s Board of Directors. "We are grateful for their willingness to serve at this important time in United Way's history."

Gibson is a licensed attorney with an undergraduate BS degree from State College of New Jersey-Ramapo, an MBA from The University of Southern California, and JD degree from Duquesne University. In addition to his active participation in many professional associations, he is an advisory board member of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and chairman of RTI's annual United Way campaign.

Greene received her M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. She is also very involved in supporting local non-profit organizations, currently serving on the Board of the YMCA of the Triangle, and formerly serving as the Vice Chair of the Board and Strategic Planning Committee Chair, for the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA.

Misenheimer was a participant in the accelerated leadership development program through the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a certified six sigma black belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a Business minor from East Carolina University.

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About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) United Way is committed to supporting immediate basic needs and working toward long-term, sustainable solutions to some of the area’s most pressing issues in four North Carolina counties, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake. A new focus on low income families and children uses a collaborative approach to dramatically change the course of their futures. UWGT actively mobilizes the caring power of communities to build resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships to improve lives and inspire generations of achievement.

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