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United Way Announces New Volunteer Leadership Team

United Way Announces New Volunteer Leadership Team

New Chair, Officers and Board Members are all highly respected corporate and community leaders passionate about improving lives in Orange County

IRVINE, CA – Orange County United Way today announced that Ian Leisegang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Newport Beach-based 3Spoke Capital, will chair the respected non-profit organization’s board of directors. Leisegang, a Trabuco Canyon resident, most recently served as United Way’s Vice Chair.

Steve Churm, longtime United Way board member and Chief Communications Officer for Aliso Viejo-based FivePoint Holdings, LLC, will replace Leisegang as Vice Chair. Suzanne Fradette, Partner at Irvine’s PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Timothy S. Clyde, CEO of Katzkin Leather, round out United Way’s new officers respectively as Treasurer and Secretary. Each officer will serve two-year terms.

“United Way is well-positioned for success under the leadership of this fantastic new team,” announced Susan B. Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way. “Ian’s vision and strategic approach, coupled with his passion for our mission, will greatly help this organization achieve the bold goals it has set out to accomplish.”

Additionally, the United Way board welcomes six new members who will serve three-year terms, including:

  • Victoria Collins, Ph. D., Community Leader/Private Investor
  • Martha V. Daniel, President and CEO, IMRI/Cytellix
  • Diane Brooks Dixon, Councilmember, City of Newport Beach
  • Ethan Morgan, Managing Director, Orange County, San Diego & Inland Empire Market Manager, J.P. Morgan
  • James J. Scheinkman, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • David Schiegoleit, Managing Director of Investments, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

United Way’s Board of Directors has long attracted some of Orange County’s most respected corporate, philanthropic and community leaders. The newest board slate is no different.

Dr. Victoria Collins, a co-founder of First Foundation Inc. (NASDQ FFWM), has more than 30 years of experience in wealth management. The author of six books on financial topics, Collins was named for multiple years among the “250 Best Financial Advisors” in the U.S.A. by Worth Magazine. A founding member of United Way Women’s Philanthropy Fund and a community leader with passion for empowering women and promoting financial literacy, Collins was recognized as “Outstanding Philanthropist” at National Philanthropy Day.

Martha V. Daniel is President and CEO of IMRI/Cytellix, a frontrunner in cybersecurity, program management, technology and engineering solutions for clients such as the Department of the Navy, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, along with numerous companies of all sizes. Considered the unsurpassed authority on cybersecurity, Daniel previously served as Chief Information Officer at FDIC/Resolution Trust Corporation and Senior Systems Engineer at IBM. Along the way, Daniel has contributed her valuable time and resources to numerous community organizations.

Diane Brooks Dixon currently serves as a member of the Newport Beach City Council. Dixon was elected to the council in November 2014 and served as Mayor in 2015-2016 following a three-decade career as a senior executive in public and private corporate leadership. Along the way, she has maintained a steadfast commitment to her community, serving on volunteer boards for United Way Los Angeles, YMCA Los Angeles, KCET public television, ALS Golden West Chapter, Women’s Leadership Board, Harvard Kennedy School, among many others.

As Managing Director for J.P. Morgan’s business in Orange County, San Diego and Inland Empire, Ethan Morgan oversees day-to-day operations in addition to developing and managing the firm’s private banking business throughout southern California. In addition to his professional responsibilities, the 23-year private banking veteran has also been active in his community, serving on the governing boards for Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Casa Teresa as well as the Bishop’s Cabinet for Christ Cathedral.

In his role as a Partner with Snell & Wilmer’s Corporate and Securities Group, Jim Scheinkman focuses on assisting mid-market companies in mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, corporate governance, shareholder dispute resolution, along with many other key roles. Jim has been active with Orange County United Way for more than a decade, serving on the organization’s Campaign Cabinet and the Tocqueville Society.

David Schiegoleit leads a team of investment specialists responsible for providing clients with personalized service and sophisticated investment strategies as Managing Director of Investments for US Bank Private Wealth Management. An industry veteran with nearly 25 years of experience, David has also volunteered his time over the years in the arts, higher education and in his church.

“The foresight, oversight and insight these new board members all bring to the table will ensure that we remain hyper-focused on uniting Orange County and targeting its collective resources on improving lives,” concluded Parks.

Earlier this year, United Way welcomed four new board members, including Lawrence R. Armstrong, Tom Cuce, Adrian Griggs and Joan P. Kelly.

To learn more about United Way’s new leadership team and board members, please visit the Orange County United Way website.


Michael Suydam
21Strat 949.981.5008, mike@21strat.com


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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