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Orange County United Way Names Two New Board Members

Orange County United Way Names Two New Board Members

Executives from Cushman & Wakefield and Anaheim Ducks Join Esteemed Board

Irvine, CA, September 25, 2018 – Orange County United Way is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its respected board of directors:

  • Robert Lambert, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Bill Pedigo, Chief Commercial Officer, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC

The new members were elected at the Orange County United Way Board Meeting held on July 24, 2018 and will serve through April 2021.

“We are thrilled to add two new talented and professional individuals to our growing board of directors,” said Susan B. Parks, President & CEO of Orange County United Way. “Rob Lambert and Bill Pedigo bring unique skills in real estate and corporate partnerships management. They both have a profound passion for United Way’s mission and our transformational work to enhance the lives of all residents here in Orange County. I am honored to work alongside them as board members.”

As Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield, Robert Lambert advises corporations and professional firms in the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of commercial real estate on a national and global basis. He also designed and leads the company’s mentoring initiative that fosters the career development of more than 90 mentees annually.

Bill Pedigo joined the Anaheim Ducks in 2016 as Chief Commercial Officer where he oversees the organization’s major revenue areas, including corporate partnerships, premium seating and ticketing. He also manages partnerships and advertising at FivePoint Arena and Great Park Ice as well as all of THE RINKS facilities.

The major leadership roles of Orange County United Way’s board of directors include visioning, direction setting for the organization and ensuring results. The board represents United Way in the community, brings the public voice to the organization’s decision-making, and is charged with stewardship and accountability to maintain the trust of the community.

Orange County United Way is committed to creating a stronger community where everyone has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, better health and stable housing—the building blocks for a good life.


Today’s Orange County United Way fights for the Education, Health, Housing and Financial Stability of every person in Orange County. We focus on long-term solutions to the most critical interconnected challenges facing local children and families. Through our 10-year collaborative, community-wide action plan, “FACE 2024” (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), by 2024 we will cut the high school dropout rate in half, increase the number of healthy youth by one-third, cut the percentage of homeless and housing-insecure children in half and reduce the percentage of financially unstable families by 25%. By mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals, we make a long-term measurable difference in our community. UNITED4OC, we change the lives of adults and children right here in Orange County and create a brighter future for every one of us. To learn more or to join our fight, visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

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Media Contact: Nicole Morrison, nmorrison@cornerstonecomms.com, (949) 200-6110

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