Two Placer Residents Elected to Board of Directors


SACRAMENTO (10/15/20) – Michael Simonds of Granite Bay and Brad Freeburg of Rocklin have been elected to United Way California Capital Region’s board of directors. Simonds is middle market business development director at Nationwide. Freeburg is director of package operations for UPS North California district.

“This is a difficult year to commit to joining a board of directors, but these professionals have really come through for their community by agreeing to this important role,” said Stephanie Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region.  “We are grateful for their leadership as we continue to ensure local families have the resources they need for their kids to graduate from high school ready for success in college or career.”

At Nationwide, Simonds leads a group of middle market territory managers focused on generating company growth in Central and Southern California, as well as Nevada. He has been involved with United Way and affiliated organizations for several years.

At UPS, Freeburg manages and executes the business plan for the North California district, which has a monthly operational expense of $36M. He has worked in various positions at UPS since 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

The board also elected Mark Ullrich of Woodland who runs accounting firm Ullrich Delevati, CPAs, in Woodland and West Sacramento.

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