Local leader serves at state level
Randy Riley, Immediate Past Chair of United Way of Indian River County, (UWIRC), is now serving as a member of the United Way of Florida Board of Governors.
Riley was nominated by the local United Way because of his “thoughtful leadership, and the countless hours he has dedicated”, according to Michael Kint, CEO, UWIRC. “He has been a true visionary, guiding United Way’s transition to Community Impact. His efforts have indirectly benefited tens of thousands of people who have access to United Way funded programs and initiatives.”
“We are thrilled to have Randy join the United Way of Florida Board of Governors,” said Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida. “His experience, insights, and commitment to improving the quality of life for Indian River County residents will be an incredible asset to the United Way of Florida.”
Riley joined the UWIRC Board of Directors in early 2009, serving two consecutive three-year terms and holding the office of Chairman from 2014 to 2016. In his tenure with UWIRC, Riley has served in several capacities, including: Citizen Review Panels (member, Financial Analyst and Chair), multiple stints on the annual Campaign Cabinet, Nominating Committee, Finance Committee, Advocacy Committee, and a Loyal Contributor to the United Way system since 1970.
Always with a commitment to embracing best practices for UWIRC, Riley led the board to add three key standing committees: Human Resources, Governance and Advocacy. Aside from his commitment to United Way, Riley has provided strategic leadership to several other local organizations. He is currently leading the development of a community collaborative designed to focus on the needs of Indian River County’s senior population.
“I have found my nine year involvement with United Way of Indian River County to be very rewarding,” explained Riley. “It is an honor to be asked to join the United Way of Florida Board of Governors. I look forward to advocating for United Way’s pillars of education, health and financial stability for all of Florida.”
Established in 1980, the United Way of Florida exists to serve Florida’s 31 local United Ways. Areas of priority importance include: Leadership in Public Policy and Advocacy; Resource Development; United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project; Training, Best Practices and Intra-State United Way Communications for United Way staff and volunteers; and Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery.
For more information about United Way or to give online, visit the website at UnitedWayIRC.org. United Way of Indian River County invites people to get involved by helping others. Go to VolunteerIndianRiverCounty.org to learn about local opportunities for service.