United Way of the Piedmont welcomes eight new board members, honors departing members

April 1, 2024

United Way of the Piedmont is pleased to announce the appointment of eight new board members who bring a breadth of experience and insight to the organization. United Way welcomes this new group to service, thanks continuing board members, and honor those who are departing after years of outstanding service.

Welcome to the new members to the Board of Directors:

  • Tony Acevedo, Smith Drug Company
  • Brian Earnest, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Julie Fowler, Spartanburg School District 3
  • Greyson Furnas, Colliers
  • Kate Konopasek, Toray
  • Michael Langley, Cannon Roofing
  • Josh Thompson, Boulier Thompson & Barnes, LLC
  • Nicole Caldwell, Nestlé
  • Thank you to all the departing members:
  • Rob Barrett, JM Smith Corporation: Governance Chair, 2018-2024
  • Jay Beeson, Mark III Properties: 2021-2024
  • Dawn Bingham, USC Columbia School of Medicine: Advocacy Chair, 2018-2024
  • Kathleen Brady, Community Research Group: Immediate Past Chair, 2018-2024
  • Todd Horne, Clayton Construction Company: Brand Experience Chair, 2018-2024
  • Lance Radford, Spartanburg School District 2: 2021-2024

United Way of the Piedmont thanks all departing board members for their commitment and contributions during their tenure. Their leadership and dedication have been instrumental in United Way’s mission to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform the community.

“We extend our warmest welcome to our new board members and heartfelt appreciation to everyone continuing or leaving board service. This new group’s collective expertise and commitment will undoubtedly guide United Way of the Piedmont toward continued positive impact on Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties,” said Paige Stephenson, United Way of the Piedmont President & CEO.

View the full list of board members at www.uwpiedmont.org/boardofdirectors.


About United Way of the Piedmont

“United Way of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit that strengthens educational opportunity, economic mobility, and access to healthcare for Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. We convene partners and mobilize resources to carry out our mission to connect, engage, and inspire people to transform our community. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive, and that means everyone. Learn more at www.uwpiedmont.org.”