United Way has a new chairman


Lynnwood Campbell, of Alexandria, is now the chairman of the board of the United Way of the National Capital Area. He assumed his new responsibilities in June.

The members of the board asked me to take on this responsibility, and I agreed because I believe in the mission of this organization and that we have begun to regain the publics trust after our problems a few years ago, Campbell said. We serve a vital purpose in funding many small social service agencies throughout the region.

Campbell, who was a member of the Alexandria United Way board, served on the search committee that brought current president and CEO Charles Anderson to the UWNCA after accusations of financial mismanagement by members of the public and board members led to a reorganization of the agency.

We have streamlined our operations by combining offices and have a completely new financial management system. We have done the things we need to do to give the public confidence that we are serving them well, he said.

Anderson has worked with Campbell since coming to UWNCA. Lynnwood Campbell has been a valued adviser and respected United Way volunteer for many years, and we are delighted that he has agreed to assume the role of chairman. Lynnwoods financial expertise and strong commitment to the region make him uniquely qualified to lead United Way of the National Capital Area as we continue to grow and serve those most in need, Anderson said.

Before the Combined Federal Campaign became an independent organization, UWNCA raised about $90 million. Last year the organization took in $30 million in contributions. Our goal this year is $40 million, Campbell said. We believe that this is realistic.

Campbell is director of Securities Filings and Review, Office of Thrift Supervision at the U.S. Department of Treasury. A lifelong resident of the metropolitan area, Campbell is a graduate of Western High School and Howard University. Before joining the U.S. Department of Treasury, Campbell served as deputy finance and accounting officer for the Military District of Washington, was a senior auditor for Price Waterhouse, and a vice president and controller of Capitol City Liquor Wholesale and Importers. He is a certified public accountant and completed his U.S. Army military obligation at the rank of captain.

Campbell and his wife, Deborah, live in Alexandria.