Chris Delesandri is the Executive Director of United Way Galveston County Mainland who serves as the chief fund development officer and a visionary with the qualities of effective leadership including strong communication, managerial, organizational, marketing, fundraising and negotiating skills and oversees and manages the key operations of UWGCM. He started his career at United Way as a volunteer. In 2006 he became Resource and Development Director and in 2012 he earned his current position.
Before his career at United Way Galveston County Mainland, Chris served 20 years at Amoco/BP as a Pipe Fitter, Senior Human Resources Representative, and several Supervisor positions.
He is passionate about community service. He has served as volunteer with many community organizations, including College of the Mainland Foundation Board of Directors, United Way Board of Directors, Amoco Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, Texas City Day Nursery Board of Directors Past President, Member of the Texas City Noon Optimist Club, Past President, Member Mainland Elks Lodge Past Exalted Ruler, Past President Hitchcock Football Booster Club. Delesandri is not only a member of the Rotary Club of Texas City but he is also past president and was elected to the Roll of Fame for Rotary District 5910, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards volunteer.
He is a volunteer for Texas City/ La Marque Chamber of Commerce. He has received awards for Citizen of the Year in 2008 and the Leslie Hayley Community Service Award in 2014.
He is married to Laura Delesandri, has five children (Jay, Dana, Michael, TJ, Shannon), and three grandchildren (Dallas, Dustin, Darian).