Three new directors have joined the Board of The United Way of Fort McMurray. Industry professionals Tony Mankowski, Steve Yatauro and Mike Teshima are part of a governance team led by President Ben Dutton.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony, Steve and Mike to the United Way,” said Ben Dutton. “These experienced leaders bring a broad range of skills to the Board along with a passion for meeting community needs.”
Tony Mankowski brings over 30 years of energy business experience to the table along with a deep understanding of the Fort McMurray community. In addition to his new role with the United Way Board, Tony serves as Vice Chair of the Keyano College Foundation.
Steve Yatauro is Vice President – Production, Upgrading for Syncrude Canada Ltd. Throughout his career he has been involved in community organizations both on the volunteer and governance sides. Steve previously served as Chair of the Employee United Way Campaign at the ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery and most recently, as a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors.
Mike Teshima is Operations Manager of the Millennium Upgrader for Suncor Energy. Born and raised in Calgary, he moved to Fort McMurray in 2010 and served as the United Way campaign Chair for the MacKay River facility in 2011. Mike has also been a dedicated contributor to Amnesty International since 2006.
“These gentlemen join an amazing team,” said Dutton. “In addition to responding how the United Way is evolving nationally, we are always looking at our role locally. One of our strategic priorities is to invest in the area of poverty reduction. Tony, Steve and Mike strengthen our team, and put us in an excellent position to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
The United Way Board of Directors also includes Bryce Kumka – Vice President, John Evans – 2nd Vice President, Doug Simms – Treasurer, Marty Giles – Campaign Chair, Andy Carter – Past Campaign Chair, and Directors Colin Hartigan, Krista Balsom, Caitlin Hanly, Lisa Hilsenteger, Lori McDaniel and Don Scott.