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Two Roseville residents join United Way board

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Roseville residents Natasha Mata and Brad Liggett are among four new directors elected to United Way California Capital Region’s board. Liggett is vice president for the Pacific Coast region of Allied Insurance and Mata is Four River Market president for Wells Fargo Bank.

“We continue to be blessed with outstanding community leaders on our board,” said Steve Heath, United Way president and CEO. “It is vital that we have high-caliber volunteers such as these as we work to address pressing issues in education, health and financial stability across our region.”

A 26-year veteran with Allied/Nationwide, Liggett is responsible for operations in California and Nevada. Prior to coming to Sacramento, he was regional vice president for Nationwide Insurance in Nashville and responsible for the south central states. He is actively involved in Allied’s community engagement activities, including the annual United Way campaign, which again this year posted an increase.

Mata is responsible for 600 team members and 44 banking stores in Placer, Butte, Shasta, Colusa, Nevada, Yolo, Yuba and Tehama counties. A 17-year financial services veteran, Mata joined Wells Fargo in 1996. Previously, she was community banking president for the North New Mexico region in Albuquerque, where she was active with United Way of Central New

Mexico. Prior to that, Mata held various positions in retail banking, including personal banker, assistant manager, service manager, store manager and district manager.

Nancy Bui-Thompson, SMUD 2012 board president, and Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU Local 1000, also were elected to first terms on the United Way board. In addition, five directors were re-elected to new terms, including Dan Drummond, West Sacramento police chief; Dr. Robert Harris, community volunteer; Genevieve Shiroma, chair of the Agricultural Labor Relations board; Allen Taylor, business consultant and Dave Wilson, partner with Grant Bennett Public Accountants.

For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers are working together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.