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Robert C. Reifsnyder | President

Robert C. Reifsnyder is President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the 6th largest United Way in the United States.  After receiving his degree from Princeton University, he served several United Ways before becoming President of Metro United Way in Louisville in 1987.  He led Metro United Way to become the 4th fastest growing United Way in the country.

In 2001, Reifsnyder became President of United Way of Greater Cincinnati.  Since then, United Way has initiated Vision 2010, United Way 2-1-1, the Volunteer Connection, Success By 6®, The State of the Community Report and the Agenda for Community Impact, a plan focused in improving our community and people’s lives.  United Way’s ambitious strategic direction for the decade, Impact 2020, convened four dozen community partners to agree on and work together to achieve Bold Goals for Our Region in Education, Income and Health. Most recently, United Way has developed the United for Opportunity Agenda, focused on helping individuals and families move from poverty to self-sufficiency.  United Way is a founding partner and backbone organization for the Child Poverty Collaborative, which is working to lift thousands of Cincinnati children out of poverty by 2021.  United Way is also the Trusted Entity executing the Cincinnati Preschool Promise, enabling thousands of additional Cincinnati children to attend quality preschool.

More than $1 Billion has been raised in the annual United Way Campaign during Reifsnyder’s tenure.  Other achievements include development of United Way’s expanded Leaders in Giving Program, with 1) New Leadership Societies including the Million Dollar, Procter & Geier Roundtables and Centennial Society, and 2) New Affinity Networks including Women of Tocqueville, WINGS, Herbert R. Brown Society, Hispanic Leadership Society, Emerging Leaders and LINC.  United Way’s Tocqueville Society has grown to become one of the largest in the country.  United Way also completed a $12 Million renovation of its Human Services & Convening Center at 2400 Reading Road in 2011.  And it brought Dearborn & Ohio Counties, IN and Grant County, KY into its 10-county service area.

Reifsnyder serves on numerous boards including the StrivePartnership (Past Vice Chair), 3CDC, Every Child Succeeds (Vice Chair), The Health Collaborative (Past Board Chair), Ohio United Way, Success by 6®, Child Poverty Collaborative, Partners for a Competitive Workforce and Playhouse in the Park. Nationally, Rob serves on and has chaired United Way Worldwide’s National Professional Council and several national councils, and co-chaired the 2000 Staff Leaders Conference.  

Reifsnyder’s past boards include Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Strive Together National Advisory Board, Xavier University Williams College of Business, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Project GRAD, Southwest Ohio Workforce Investment Board, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati, and Metropolitan Club.  Other community involvement included serving on the Hamilton County Family & Children First Council and the City of Cincinnati Economic Inclusion Council.  He is a graduate of both Leadership Louisville and Leadership Cincinnati.

While in Louisville he received awards including the NCCJ Humanitarian Award and the IABC/PRSA Communicator of the Year Award. In Cincinnati, Reifsnyder has received the Strong Communities Award from the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University’s Lincoln Award for distinguished public service, Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award, Ohio United Way’s 100 Heroes Award, LEAD Magazine’s C-Suite Award and Business Courier’s CEO of the Year Award.  He is also one of 11 individuals who have appeared on all 12 years of Cincy Magazine’s Power 100.

Rob and his wife, Gretchen, were born and raised in Philadelphia and have two sons.

 

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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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STEPHANIE BYRD | SENIOR Vice President, EARLY LEARNING STRATEGIES

Stephanie Byrd is Senior Vice President of Early Learning Strategies. She is responsible for leading efforts to achieve United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s regional bold goal that 85-percent of children will be prepared for kindergarten by 2020. She manages the collective impact work in kindergarten readiness, working with early childhood partners to align strategies and measuring progress toward school readiness goals. 

Stephanie is actively involved in efforts to increase awareness of the importance of scaling what works, including advocacy for best practice home visiting and high quality early childhood education. This work led to a five-year, $9.5 million Winning Beginnings campaign to investment in innovative and proven early childhood education strategies. 

With the passage of Issue 44 in November 2016, Stephanie leads the implementation of the Preschool Promise, a $15-million effort to expand quality preschool in public and community-based programs located within the Cincinnati Public Schools district boundaries. 

Stephanie earned a Bachelors in Public Administration from Miami University and a Masters in Health and Hospital Administration from Xavier University. She co-chairs the statewide early childhood advocacy organization, Groundwork, and was appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve on the Ohio Early Childhood Advisory Council.


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Teresa Hoelle | Vice President, Marketing

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 | Vice President,
Strategic Resources & Public POlicy

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 | Vice President, Finance & Operations

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 | Vice President, Development

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 | Vice President, Community Impact

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.