East Sacramento resident elected to United Way Board
Monica Baumann of Greenberg Traurig, LLP will help steer the organization

News Release

August 10, 2012 – Monica Baumann of East Sacramento has been elected to the board of directors for United Way California Capital Region. She is an associate with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Baumann represents clients in government enforcement actions and business litigation, including labor and employment matters ranging from discrimination to wage, hour and benefit claims. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her J.D. from UC Davis. Baumann is active with Ducks Unlimited and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Sacramento, and serves as a mentor to a teenager in foster care. 
Baumann brings the number of East Sacramento residents serving on the United Way board to two. Genevieve Shiroma of SMUD’s board of directors also serves on the board.

Jeremiah Smith, executive vice president of First Northern Bank, and Barry Brundage, senior vice president at U.S. Bank, were also elected to new three-year terms on the United Way Board of Directors. Carolyn Mullins of AT&T was elected board chair, and Jim Shetler, retired from SMUD, will serve as vice chair.

“We have an outstanding board of highly engaged leaders who do a great job of representing the five counties we serve,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “We and the community benefit greatly from their vision and expertise as we work to impact important issues in the areas of education, health and financial stability in our region.”

United Way is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers work 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.