Three prominent local leaders representing Bank of America, UPS and Seminole State College were recently elected as new board officers for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW).
At HFUW’s annual meeting in October, John Moskos, President-Central Florida, Bank of America, was named United Way board chair, replacing outgoing chair Karen Dee, Florida Regional President of Fifth Third Bank. Moskos, a board member since 2008, oversees Bank of America’s customer and community interests in Orange, Lake, Osceola and Seminole counties. He also leads wealth management teams for U.S. Trust, a Bank of America subsidiary that provides investment, trust and banking services for high net-worth customers.
Serving as United Way’s vice chair will be David Ruiz, President-Florida District, UPS, who directs the company’s small package operations throughout much of the state, as well a combined workforce of 13,000 employees. Ruiz previously held senior management positions with UPS in the Midwest, Mexico and Northern Europe. In 2011, he was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s “Top Twenty Latino Leaders.”
E. Ann McGee, Ed.D., President of Seminole State College of Florida, was elected board secretary. In leading Florida’s ninth-largest state college, McGee has overseen significant growth in enrollment, degree programs and campus expansion. The college, which serves more than 32,700 students, is Seminole County’s third-largest employer.
Continuing his term as board treasurer is James B. Cross, Managing Partner of Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP. A certified public accountant, Cross leads one of the region’s most successful accounting and business advisory firms. Serving as United Way President/CEO is Robert H. (Bob) Brown, who has led HFUW since 2006 and overseen a new era of growth, accountability and effectiveness.
Also newly elected to the board is Randy Garfield, Executive Vice President of Disney Destinations.