United Way of Central Iowa Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of seven members, who began their two-year term on July 1, 2022.


United Way of Central Iowa’s board and cabinet members bring diverse expertise and significant leadership to help guide the organization’s strategic imperative, UNITED to THRIVE. We are honored to welcome this excellent group as we unite to foster an equitable, engaged, empowered community.


Members serve as volunteer leaders, providing governance and counsel on decisions directly impacting the work being done to address our community’s most pressing needs within in the five Elements of a Thriving Community.

The following individuals were elected to the United Way of Central Iowa Board of Directors:

  • Emily Abbas
    SVP, Chief Consumer Banking & Marketing Officer, Bankers Trust
    Abbas joins the United Way of Central Iowa Executive Committee as chair of United Way’s Strategic Communications cabinet.

  • Chris Blunt
    CEO, Fidelity & Guaranty Life

  • Tony Coleman
    CEO, Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Chris Terhark
    Managing Director, Audit Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Erica Jensen
    Chief Communications Officer, Dotdash Meredith

  • Tanner Krause
    CEO, Kum & Go, LC

  • Pastor Jonathan Whitfield
    Senior Pastor, Corinthian Baptist Church

For a full list of United Way of Central Iowa’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Cabinet members, please visit unitedwaydm.org/board-of-directors.

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Sean Vicente

About The Author: Sean Vicente

Sean Vicente, Managing Partner at KPMG Des Moines, serves as Chair of the Board for United Way of Central Iowa and is a winner of the Tocqueville Society award.