25 Black Leaders to Watch

(Rockford, Ill. - 08/31/2015) – Ashley Burks and Matthew Simpson of United Way of Rock River Valley along with two board members were among those honored at last Friday's 25 Black Leaders to Watch event, hosted by Soul News Network.

 

Ashley Burks-100x100Ashley Burks, United Way neighborhood impact manager for Midtown District, was honored as a Young Leader on the Rise.

 

 

 

 

Jedediah CantrellJedediah Cantrell, United Way board member and vice president of operations at SwedishAmerican Health System, was honored as a Woman to Watch.

 

 

 

 

Danielle PotterDanielle Potter, United Way board member and senior manager of community recreation for Rockford Park District, was honored as a Community Mover and Shaker.

 

 

 

Matthew SimpsonMatthew Simpson, United Way neighborhood impact manager for Ellis Heights, was honored as a Community Mover and Shaker.

 

 

 

 "United Way is fortunate to have the benefit of their outstanding talent and leadership in advancing our important mission in the community," says Paul A. Logli, President/CEO of United Way of Rock River Valley.

Visit Soul News Network for a complete list of 25 Blacks Leaders to Watch.

 


United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way of Rock River Valley creates lasting change for everyone in Winnebago and Ogle counties by reducing childhood poverty and building hope for families in neighborhoods. We unite people and organizations to focus on results-driven solutions that create a community of healthy, well-educated and financially-stable individuals and families. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to make the change happen.

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