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History of United Way Galveston County Mainland

1955     Conception of the first United Way, called the Community Chest, in Texas City, Texas.  
1960     Bob Joiner, Director of the Community Chest
1961     Bill Miller, President
1965     Sam Reid, President - United Way Community Chest
1974     Doug Brinkman, President-GAF Corporation
1975     Beau Miller, President-General Telephone
1976     John Kvinta, President-First Bank of La Marque
1977     Frank Green, President-Texas City National Bank
1978     Mary Ellen Doyle, President
1979     Curtis McGowan, President-La Marque I.S.D.
1980     Larry Durland, President-Amoco Texas Refining
1981     Gran Zimmer, President-Amoco Chemicals
1982     Dwight Spurlock, President-Texas New Mexico Power
1983     Damon Engle, President-Union Carbide
1984     T.G. Fitzgerald, President-Mainland Bank
1985     John Coleman, President-Marathon Petroleum
1986     Duane Bryson, President-Texas New Mexico Power
1987     Foley Proveonzano, President-Union Carbide
1988     Jane Baucum, President-Janes Etc. & Merle Norman Studio
1989     Gene Tromblee, President-Sterling Chemicals
1990     Les Daughtry, President-Texas City Sun
1991     Bob Bannon- President-Sterling Chemicals
1992     Ken Francis, President-Union Planters Bank
1993     Lloyd Nordhausen, President-Amoco
1994     Ivan Langford, President-Water Control District
1995     Joe Concienne, President-Phibro
1996     Bill Miller, President-Gulf Coast Office Machines
1996     United Fund changed its name to Mainland Communities United Way
1997     Paul Saunders, President-Sterling Chemicals
1998     Kitty Potter, President-Texas First Bank
1999     Jack Brinly, President-Amoco
2000     Brian Fergusen, President-Entex
2000     John Castaneda, President-BP Chemical
2001     Tim Scruggs, President-BP Chemical
2002     Bob Tschirhart, President-American National Insurance
2003     Bob Tschirhart, President-American National Insurance
2004     Mike Armbrester, President-Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2005     Mike Armbrester, President-Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2006     Mike Armbrester, President-Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2007     Walter Treybig, President-Sterling Chemicals
2008     Walter Treybig, President-Sterling Chemicals
2009     Walter Treybig, President-Sterling Chemicals
2010     Keith Casey, President-BP Chemical
2011     Keith Casey, President-BP Chemical
2012     Keith Casey, President-BP Chemical
2013     Connie Bradley, President- Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2014     Connie Bradley, President- Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2014     Mainland Communities United Way changed its name to United Way Galveston County Mainland
2015     Connie Bradley, President- Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2016     Connie Bradley, President- Marathon Petroleum Corporation
2017     Phil Roberts, President- Roberts, Johnson & Cain
2018     Phil Roberts, President- Roberts, Johnson & Cain
2019     Phil Roberts, President- Roberts, Johnson & Cain

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