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United welcomes 2 new members to board of directors



United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has announced the addition of two members to its 2012 board of directors. Greg Boyer, chief executive officer of Renown Regional Medical Center, and Ron McLemore, general manager of the Walmart Distribution Center in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, officially joined the board in May.

Prior to joining Renown in 2010, Boyer served as chief executive officer at hospitals in Florida and most recently at the 400-bed Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Boyer a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington D.C. Master of Arts, Hospital Administration Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration.

McLemore has been with Walmart for 21 years working in California, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Nevada. Previously, McLemore served on the board of directors for the local United Way in Shelby, N.C., for three years and was involved in the fund distribution process each year. He has also served on the board of directors for the American Red Cross.

Boyer and McLemore join the following UWNNS board members: Shera Alberti-Annunzio, assistant director of professional development and certificate programs liaison at the University of Nevada; Mary-Ann Andrews- Merritt, vice president of operation/business development for Sage International, Inc.; Vaughna Bendickson, vice president/ Nevada learning and sales development manager Desert Mountain region at Wells Fargo; Nancy Brown, senior manager of community development at Charles Schwab Bank; Mitch Cohen, district manager for U.S. Bank; Larry DeVincenzi, creative marketing consultant at SmartBrand; Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq., Drinkwater Law Offices; Mendy Elliott, Forte’ LLP; Christopher Good, director of neighborhood services at the City of Reno; Rick Gorman, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority; Robert B. Grubic, senior vice president and client manager for Bank of America; Tom Karls, division manager at UPS; Curtis McElwee, manager plant accounting at NV Energy; Tom Pfoh, pricing systems leader at GE Energy; and Kris Wells, area manager, external affairs for AT&T.

About United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

The foundation that nurtures and supports healthy lives is made up of three, interconnected ‘building blocks’ – education, financial stability and health. United Way is ideally suited to create positive, lasting change by addressing all three areas as one – through proper expertise, capacity and relationships. Join us! Bring your passion, knowledge and resources to get things done all across our community. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around and when workers have solid jobs. For more information, call 775-322-8668 or visit www.uwnns.org.

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