New members include Miami’s top business, community and education leaders committed to United Way’s mission
United Way of Miami-Dade announced new additions to the 2020-21 Board of Directors. Elected at the 96th Annual Meeting on June 23 by the incumbent board and trustees, these business and community leaders bring their knowledge and talent along with a steadfast commitment to forwarding United Way’s mission.
Robert E. Sanchez, chairman and CEO of Ryder System, Inc., will serve as board and executive committee chair. He succeeds Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, who concludes his three-year term as chair. Beginning July 1, 2020, Sanchez will spearhead the board comprised of business and community leaders who are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of United Way.
New board members include:
- Eddie Dominguez, managing senior vice president, City National Bank of Florida
- Luis Gamoneda, senior vice president, SunTrust Bank / Truist
- Calixto Garcia-Velez, executive vice president, FirstBank Florida
- Xavier Gonzalez, vice president, Cyxtera Technologies
- Jess Lawhorn Jr., senior credit officer, Synovus
- Ismare Monreal, dean of students, Johnson & Wales University
- Gladys Reed, senior vice president, Ocean Bank
- Jerry Reed, southern regional director, Publix Super Markets Inc.
- Jacqueline L. Sanchez, senior vice president, Wells Fargo
- Mike Valdes-Fauli, chief executive officer, Pinta USA
New board members elected to serve on the executive committee of the board, include:
- Melissa Gracey, director of marketing, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs
- Gene Schaefer, Miami market president, Bank of America
“The United Way holds a special place in my heart. From when I first contributed to a workplace campaign nearly 30 years ago, it was clear that the United Way was a special organization that brings people from all backgrounds together to help those in our community who need it the most,” Sanchez said. “That mission rings true today more than ever before. With so many underserved children, the elderly, and families in such critical need, it is my honor to continue this legacy to help build a stronger Miami for everyone.”
View the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting & Volunteer Awards program here.
To learn more about United Way’s board, executive committee, trustees and advisory council, visit unitedwaymiami.org/board.