With the relaunch and focus to elevate United Way Young Leaders even more, a new Cabinet has been assembled to lead the group. These exceptional young professionals come from diverse backgrounds and bring tremendous passion, energy and commitment to serving others. Please join us in welcoming this new leadership!
Daniel Englebretson, Chair
Daniel Englebretson is the Digital Marketing Manager for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, an operating company of Danaher Corporation. As the digital marketing leader at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Daniel is responsible for the development and execution of all digital marketing strategies for Gilbarco North America and Gasboy North America. Daniel received his B.S. in Marketing and Economics in 2009, and is planning to complete an MBA in Analytics in
2015. In his free time, Daniel volunteers with the United Way of Greater Greensboro as serves as Chair for the Young Leaders affinity group, and he engages in a variety of consulting, public speaking, and volunteer opportunities. On the weekends you are most likely to find Daniel preparing his car for the next race event.
Hello United Way! My name is Colleen Murray, and I am privileged to be serving as the Young Leader’s cabinet vice chair for 2014-2015. At VF Jeanswear, I’m the Instore Marketing Coordinator for Mass accounts, as well as an ambassador for the United Way Annual Giving Campaign. I am also currently perusing a Masters of Business Administration at the UNCG Bryan School of Business evening program. My involvement with United Way in 2013 with the Women’s Leadership Handbags for Hope event and staff really inspired me to give more in any way possible. Giving to United Way, I believe, is the best possible way to directly impact the greater Greensboro community, and support all the local organizations that are aligned with the United Way’s mission of ending the cycle of poverty. And being a part of the Young Leader’s team, I am able to go beyond the monetary involvement, but also give of my time to the commitment of the organization. I look forward to all the tremendous work that Young Leaders has in store for the upcoming year, and continuing to spreading the United Way mission to the community.
My name is Tana Barnes and I am currently a student at UNCG in the post-baccalaureate certificate program for Nonprofit Management in the Public Affairs department. My passion is philanthropy and I am looking forward to building a career in the nonprofit sector. I joined Young Leaders to continue my philanthropic journey in life. I believe through the connections made, professional tools received and the opportunities to help those in need in our Greensboro community will provide me with the foundation to impact our community in a positive way! I believe every person should have the opportunity to give in some type of capacity, and I believe Young Leaders provides that avenue through volunteering, advocating and giving.
Christopher Bass is the Global Marketing Director of International Textile Group (ITG). His key role and responsibility include developing ITG’s marketing strategy in North America, Asia, & Europe. During Christopher’s early years he was blessed by mentors and programs to help with his advancement. He is passionate about community development, and inspired by today’s youth. He joined Young Leaders to become a voice for his community in one of the largest outreach organizations in the nation.
I am Keyshia T. Haithcock, proud alum of Bennett College where I studied Piano Performance, Visual Art, and Sociology. Currently, I am the Program Services Coordinator and Development Director at Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro by day, and am a MPA student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by night! And with the time left, I sing and play piano for Cathedral of His Glory, a community-based church. Working for a local nonprofit organization, which is also a United Way agency, I have seen the impact United Way makes on the community and am honored to be a part of that change, both as a donor and as a professional! I joined United Way Young Leaders for networking opportunities with other young professionals who also have a heart for service, and a passion for improving the quality of life in this community. Also, I have a love of dogs.
Hi! My name is Megan Millard and I moved to the Greensboro area about a year ago for work at Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing site. I am excited to join the United Way Young Leaders as Membership Co-Chair to engage Greensboro’s next generation of leaders in making our community a better place for all! I am incredibly grateful for the blessings in my life and I recognize the many people who have influenced my life for the better, and I love to give back in any way possible so that I can hopefully influence someone else’s life in a similar way.
I am a Credit Analyst in the Business Banking Group for Wells Fargo Bank in Greensboro, NC. I am also in my 2nd year of the UNC-Greensboro Bryan School MBA program. My wife Meredith and I have an 8-month old daughter named Charlotte. I have decided to give more of my time back to the community by volunteering with the United Way. I give my time to help strengthen our community, to help make a difference, and to help keep improving myself as a person. I chose Young Leader’s of United Way for the great opportunities that it provides. Not only does it provide a platform to help get involved in multiple facets but also provides a great networking opportunity to meet other Young Leader’s in the Greater Greensboro area and beyond.
My name is Jenna Willingham. I began my career 2 ½ years ago here in Greensboro in healthcare leadership and have since completed a two-year administrative fellowship with Cone Health. I am a Project Manager with Triad HealthCare Network managing a portfolio of care transformation projects that the ACO undertakes. I give to United Way because I believe that there is strength in numbers when it comes to tackling big challenges head-on. I know this first hand after serving as a UWGG Loaned Executive last year that this team joins my investment with others, making each gift more impactful than before. For givers, advocates, and volunteers, United Way Young Leaders is that platform that unites me with like-minded peers who desire to ‘be the change.’ We want to equip rising leaders with perspective, development, and a heart of servitude. I’m proud to be a part of this movement!