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United Way of the Greater Triangle Adds to Its Board of Directors

Area Executives Excel at Strategic Transformation and Collaboration

Morrisville, NC – United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) announced Robert Albright, Associate Director of the Collective Impact Forum; Wendell Davis, County Manager for Durham County and Paul Griffin, General Counsel for The Select Group, LLC, have been elected to its Board of Directors.

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Pictured left to right: Robert Albright, Wendell Davis, Paul Griffin

These three area executives bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board and are visionary leaders in their respective fields. Albright facilitates an extensive nationwide philanthropic funder network to fuel cross-sector collaboration. Davis is leading the County through a transformative, strategic approach to governance. Griffin started the legal department from the ground up for The Select Group, a fast-growing international professional services firm.

“We are delighted to bring on not just one, but three dynamic leaders from our community. Their skill sets deepen our mutual understanding of collective impact, governmental partnerships and emerging leaders in our community – all vital aspects of moving the work of United Way forward,” 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 for the Triangle region.”

Albright is a nationally-recognized speaker on collective impact. The Collective Impact Forum is an initiative of nonprofit consulting firm FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. While at FSG, some of his clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Ford Foundation. He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Davis is the chief executive officer for county government operations, managing a half-billion dollar budget and approximately 2,000 employees. Prior to becoming county manager, Davis was vice chancellor for Administration and Finance at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He also served as deputy county manager for Durham County for more than 11 years. He holds an M.B.A. from Southeastern University; a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois; B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geography and Sociology from NCCU.

Griffin, recognized as a 2014 Triangle Business Journal Corporate Counsel of the Year Rising Star award recipient, has wide-ranging experience in corporate legal issues and has developed a strong business acumen advising clients over his career. Prior to joining The Select Group, he was with Young, Moore and Henderson, P.A. where he represented businesses and entrepreneurs. He is an alumnus of Campbell University where completed his    J.D. and M.B.A. degrees concurrently in 2011. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from N.C. State University.

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About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) United Way actively mobilizes the caring power of communities to build resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships to improve lives and inspire generations of achievement in four North Carolina counties, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake. A new focus on families and children in low income households uses a collaborative approach to dramatically change the course of their futures. Learn more at 

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