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Michael Johnson

MICHAEL JOHNSON | President & CEO

Michael Johnson is president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Johnson was appointed in May of 2018 as the 11th individual to lead United Way of Greater Cincinnati in the organization’s history, spanning more than 100 years. He is also the third executive to oversee the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Johnson is responsible for the second largest annual United Way campaign, based on per capita giving, in the United States and has oversight of partnerships and programs across United Way’s service area of 10 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Prior to joining United Way, Johnson served as the president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin, and led the agency on an amazing journey of change – transforming the organization from a local children’s charity to a change agent for children and families while driving high standards of excellence in financial transparency, community engagement and governance; all with the goal of making a significant, measurable impact in the lives of children and their families. 

In his eight years as president and CEO, the Club made significant accomplishments: It developed a bold, five-year $15M plan that resulted in more than doubling the number of children and families served in South Central Wisconsin, tripled the number of employees at the organization, and substantially grew its operating budget during his tenure.  Under his leadership, the Club implemented the most cost-efficient college preparatory program in the nation based on a study conducted by the University of Vermont and helped more than 1,000 low-income, first-generation students attend college.

Michael earned a bachelor's degree in business education from Chicago State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a certification in fundraising management from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a certification in human resource management from Cornell University, and an Advanced Leadership Certification from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Prior to moving to Cincinnati, Johnson spent 20 years in executive-level positions in Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and St. Louis, leading large, complex government and nonprofit organizations. He also served on numerous boards including CF Charities, Overture Center for the Arts, University of Wisconsin, School of Human Ecology and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia.

During his career Johnson received dozens of awards and has been featured in numerous publications including:  NBC Making a Difference Award, Madison 365 - Most Influential Award, In Business Magazine, Most Influential Award, Wisconsin State Journal, 5 People to Watch and was honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Michael and his wife, Toya, were born and raised in Chicago and have three children.

 

Tina MacVeigh

 
TINA MACVEIGH | SENIOR Vice President and CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Tina MacVeigh is Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer. She develops and leads the development and implementation of effective programs and processes to support the organization’s strategic direction. She is directly responsible for leading the areas of human resources, diversity, equity & inclusion and analytics and technology.

Prior to joining United Way, Tina served as vice president at CA Technologies, a multinational software company. She previously held senior roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems in the areas of Global Business Operations, Professional Services and Education.

Tina is a proud graduate of United Way’s BOLD (Board Orientation and Leadership Development) program. She currently lends her talents to BOLD by serving as an active steering committee member.

In 2016, Tina was recognized as a North American MAKERS@ award winner for her work as an advocate for others. MAKERS@ recognizes and invests in innovative, groundbreaking female leaders.

MacVeigh lives in Clifton with her family and is a diehard Cincinnati Reds fan.


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Teresa Hoelle |Senior Vice President, chief Marketing officer

Teresa Hoelle is vice president of marketing, United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She leads UWGC’s communications and marketing strategy, responsible for the organizations’ branding, media relations, customer engagement, and crisis communication. Her professional background includes nearly two decades of marketing, external relations, business development, and management experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Teresa  most recently was vice president of institutional advancement for ArtWorks, which provides employment and training for local teens, artists, and entrepreneurs, overseeing its fundraising and communications strategies to help the organization double its budget from $1.5 to $3.3 million within three years.

Her community involvement includes serving on the boards of MORTAR and the Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati. Previous community involvement included serving on the boards of Findlay Market, University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cancer Support Community, and volunteering with the Cincinnati Art Museum and Second Sundays on Main in Over-the-Rhine. She is a graduate of the Non-Profit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s inaugural C-Change class and ArtsWave’s BROADway Bound. She was recognized as a Business Courier Forty under 40 recipient in 2006.

Teresa holds a master of business administration with concentrations in marketing and global business from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and a bachelor of science in education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 


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Margaret Hulbert | senior Vice President,
chief public policy officer

Margaret R. Hulbert is vice president, strategic resources & public policy, United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She directs a team of public policy and development professionals who work with local, state and national government and private and community foundations to develop effective funding partnerships for health, human services and community development needs in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

In her work for United Way, Margaret advocates at the state level in both Kentucky and Ohio and at the federal level on behalf of children, low income families, workforce development, and basic human services. She promotes not-for-profit accountability and conducts training in the rules and ethics of lobbying and advocacy. She serves in leadership roles on several statewide coalitions in Ohio that advocate on behalf of families and children.

Prior to joining United Way, Margaret was the principal of Hulbert & Associates, specializing in strategic communications and advocacy and political strategies. She has worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, the Charter Committee and the mayor of Cincinnati.

She has spent 15 years promoting the constructive involvement of parents in the governance of schools. She is a founding member of the local chapter of Parents for Public Schools and served on its national board.

Margaret holds a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, and did postgraduate work in college administration at Indiana University. She is a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class XI, and Leadership Ohio.


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Jill Johnson | senior Vice President, chief financial officer

Jill Johnson is vice president, finance & operations, of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where she has responsibility for finance and accounting as well as group benefit administration, building operations and other back office support functions.

Jill’s professional background includes public accounting. She is a member of The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jill graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She is a graduate of the UWGC Volunteer Leadership Development Program and is an active volunteer in her local schools.


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Chris Martin |senior Vice President, chief Development officer

Christopher F. Martin is vice president, resource development, United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He is responsible for UWGC’s annual campaign, major gifts and planned giving programs.

Prior to beginning with UWGC as campaign manager in 1995, he was vice president, resource development, United Way of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL).  Throughout his career, he has served on several United Way of America committees and presented at regional and national conferences.

He began his career as a management trainee with United Way of America, filling assignments with United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and the Heart of Illinois United Way, Peoria, IL. 

Chris is a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class XXIX, its steering council and human services day planning committee. He’s also on the Leadership Cincinnati Alumni Association’s member golf outing committee.  He is a member of the board of directors for UC Child Care Center, Inc., and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.   


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Ross Meyer |senior Vice President, chief impact officer

Ross P. Meyer is vice president, community impact, of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and is responsible for the management of nearly $40 million in community impact funding, the development of strategic initiatives to promote systemic change, and the oversight of United Way's 211 system.

He previously served as executive director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce (PCW) from its inception in 2008. He joined the United Way team in January 2011 when United Way assumed management of PCW. PCW is a nationally-recognized cross-sector partnership of more than 150 organizations working to help people develop the skills they need to get good jobs and help businesses access skilled workers in the tri-state region. In its first five years, PCW leveraged nearly $30 million in public and private funds and helped over 6,000 individuals prepare for in-demand jobs.

He brings more than 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in the nonprofit, political, and academic fields. Meyer has worked in economic development for the cities of Miami and New York City, as well as in civic engagement for the Charles F. Kettering Foundation and Miami University. A native of Cincinnati, he was deeply involved with various human service and community development organizations in the Over-the-Rhine community for over eight years. He has served on committees for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Agenda 360, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Urban League, the Ohio Workforce Coalition, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and the National Skills Coalition.

A graduate of Cincinnati USA Chamber C-Change Class 5, Meyer holds a master of public administration degree from New York University where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and a bachelor of philosophy degree from Miami University where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar.