Rancho Cordova resident joins United Way board

News Release

February 13, 2013 – Rancho Cordova resident and 2012 SMUD board president Nancy Bui-Thompson was among four new directors elected to United Way California Capital Region’s board of directors.

“We continue to be blessed with outstanding community leaders on our board,” said Steve Heath, United Way president and CEO. “It is vital that we have high caliber volunteers such as these as we work to address pressing issues in education, health and financial stability across our region.” 

Bui-Thompson is a former technology consultant with Accenture and Deloitte and was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of 2011’s 40 Under 40. In addition to serving as the 2012 board president for SMUD, she represents Rancho Cordova on the Sacramento Regional Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission advisory board and is a member of the national advisory board for the New Leaders Council, a nonprofit that trains and supports the next generation of political leaders and entrepreneurs. Bui-Thompson was a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2012.

Brad Liggett, vice president for the Pacific Coast region of Allied Insurance, Natasha Mata, Four River Market president for Wells Fargo Bank, and Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU Local 1000 also were elected to first terms on the United Way board. In addition, five directors were reelected to new terms, including Dan Drummond, West Sacramento police chief, Dr. Robert Harris, community volunteer, Genevieve Shiroma, chair of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Allen Taylor, business consultant, and Dave Wilson, partner with Grant Bennett Public Accountants.

For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org .