United Way of Greater Cincinnati has elected Carl Satterwhite, president/owner, RCF Group, as chair of its Board of Directors.
The Board is comprised of 63 local businesses and civic leaders from throughout the community. Members, who are recommended by a volunteer Nominating Committee, provide leadership for vision and overall direction, approve the annual business plan, goals and priority outcomes, monitor progress, and have a fiduciary responsibility for the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the organization.
“Carl’s strong commitment to this community and the leadership he’s shown in his professional experiences make him an excellent fit to be our board chair in our 100th anniversary year,” says Robert C. Reifsnyder, United Way of Greater Cincinnati president and CEO. “He will provide strong leadership in moving forward for the next 100 years and in the efforts to achieve the Bold Goals For Our Region in education, income and health.”
“It is a humbling honor to have this opportunity to be the board chair of United Way,” says Satterwhite. “I see it as a huge responsibility, but also a huge accountability to this community and region. I’m really looking forward to the challenge: how I can bring innovation, invention, and experiences from my upbringing that might help advance the movement in a way that maybe has not been done before.”
Satterwhite started RCF Group in 2003. RCF Group focuses on providing tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions, gaining insight through listening sessions to understand your business culture, needs and challenges. He has broad experience in all aspects of facility management, including furniture, warehousing, asset management, commercial moving services and workplace services from his years at Procter & Gamble and as owner of Infinity Services, a commercial furniture installation company.
In April, Satterwhite was honored as one of UWGC’s 100 Heroes at United Way’s Gathering of Heroes dinner. The recognition honored 100 Heroes who have helped shape and improve our community through their United Way volunteer service over the past 70 years.
“Being honored as one of United Way’s 100 Heroes was one of the pinnacle moments of my career and of my life,” says Satterwhite. “I was in the room with all of my heroes – personal, faith-based, entrepreneurial and corporate heroes. I got to see the people who play a great role in supporting me to be able to successful in this community. It was a huge honor to be a part of that group: to see all of these caring people be honored by the United Way in a way that says ‘You are United. You are what United Way is about. You’ve made this a great place to live, work and play.’”
He has been a member of United Way’s Board since 2010, and joined the Executive Committee in 2014. He is a former chair of United Way’s Herbert R. Brown Society and is a trustee for numerous professional organizations, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Cincinnati Reds Diversity and Inclusion, and the Anthony Munoz Foundation.