Oyango Snell Elected Vice Chair of Board of Directors


SACRAMENTO (7/15/20) – Oyango Snell of West Sacramento has been elected vice chair of United Way California Capital Region’s board of directors. Snell serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Western States Petroleum Association. Prior to that position, he served as chief legislative and regulatory counsel in multiple states representing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and worked in state government relations in the public and private sectors in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his law degree at The Ohio State University, MBA from Franklin University in Columbus and bachelor’s degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. 

The board also elected Steve Lins, SMUD chief assistant general counsel, as board chair; Dave Bowen, retired from Deloitte, as treasurer; and Dave Cable, a senior vice president at Bank of America, as immediate past board chair.

“All of our new officers have proven their dedication to our mission through their service as board members,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “I am confident that their leadership will guide us through the next two years as we find additional ways to meet the needs of local students and their families.”

For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought local people together to make community change happen. Today, the nonprofit is bringing people together across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties for its Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students in our region who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones and their families receive support and resources. To learn more and make a donation, visit YourLocalUnitedWay.org.