United Way of DuPage/West Cook Welcomes Six New Board Members

United Way of DuPage/West Cook (UWDWC) is proud to welcome six new members to its board of directors, now comprised of 17 local leaders. Board members are responsible for leveraging more than $4.5 million allocated to local United Way Partner Organizations annually, as well as programs serving DuPage and West Cook residents in crisis. UWDWC is part of a larger network of support through United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.

“We are truly honored to have the talent and passion of these six dynamic, local leaders joining our Board,” said David Cassel, Chief Professional Officer at United Way of DuPage/West Cook. “Each new member brings a different skill set to the table that will help meet the needs of our community and further our investments through our community-impact plan, LIVE UNITED 2020.”

Kevin Geoghegan
Kevin Geoghegan is Executive Vice President and Credit Executive at PNC Bank and is responsible for Corporate Banking as it relates to credit and credit quality for Illinois and Wisconsin. He has been with PNC, and its predecessors, since 1993 and has led four of the bank’s regions including Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and, since 2008, Chicago. Mr. Geoghegan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University and earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Detroit.

Robert Korabik
Bob Korabik works for Premier Farnell, a leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the globe. He has held various positions within the organization and currently heads IT Service Management in the Americas. Mr. Korabik is a former member and president of the St. Mary School Board in Riverside. He has been an active scout leader for the past 12 years and is completing his fifth year as Scoutmaster for Troop 92. Mr. Korabik holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Paul Mascitti
Paul Mascitti has served as the Market President for BMO Harris Bank since December 2010 and is responsible for managing, developing and executing retail banking strategies and services at 14 branches in and around Hinsdale. Most recently, he served as National Sales Director for Harris Private Bank. After joining Harris in 2005, Mr. Mascitti spent four years as a Managing Director for Harris Private Bank, leading high-performing teams in Chicago, Naperville and St. Charles. Mr. Mascitti earned his Bachelor of Science in Science and Marketing from Southern Illinois University and Master of Business Administration in Finance from DePaul University. He is also a Certified Financial Planner.

Jim Svab
Jim Svab is a Certified Public Accountant and a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Chicago. He has been with PwC for over 20 years and provides audit and advisory services to insurance companies and other organizations within the financial services industry. Mr. Svab earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration in Accounting at Illinois State University. He currently serves as an Advisory Council member for the school’s Department of Accounting.

Richard Tarapchak
Richard Tarapchak serves as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Navistar Inc. He is a Co-Chair of the Citizen’s Financial Action Committee for School District 204. Mr. Tarapchak has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wittenberg University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Ohio State University. Mr. Tarapchak is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Susan Wasco
Susan Wasco is the Marketing Director at Kellogg Company where she has worked for 10 years in various roles including marketing, finance and innovation. Ms. Wasco has a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University. She is a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and is an active volunteer in local schools and scouting groups.

UWDWC, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, is helping change the odds for individuals and families in more than 40 communities of greatest need through the organization’s community-impact plan, LIVE UNITED 2020. By 2020, United Way will ensure 50,000 underperforming middle school students enter high school ready to succeed, advance economic stability for 100,000 households and connect 200,000 people with available, preventative health services. Additionally, United Way will answer the immediate crisis needs of 1 million people each year.

For more information about United Way of DuPage/West Cook and how to get involved contact Beth Esler as Beth.Esler@uw-mc.org or visit www.LIVEUNITEDchicago.org/dupagewestcook.

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United Way advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life by focusing on the three key building blocks to self-sufficiency: Education, Income and Health. LIVE UNITED 2020 is United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s community-impact plan, focused on channeling education, income and health resources into more than 40 communities of greatest need. By 2020, United Way will: help 50,000 underperforming middle school students enter high school ready to succeed, ensure 100,000 families advance their economic stability and 200,000 individuals have access to available, preventative healthcare. Annually, LIVE UNITED 2020 will provide one million individuals with access to crisis services including emergency food, shelter and protection from violence. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way visit LIVEUNITEDchicago.org.