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United Way Announces 2013 Annual Campaign Chairs


United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton is delighted to announce that Richard Koroscil, President of Korlon Strategic Services Inc. and Brian Ferguson, Senior Manager of Global Staffing at VMware will take the leadership roles of the 2013 Annual United Way Campaign. 


Board Chair, Dana Robbins says, “United Way is delighted to have people of this calibre leading this year’s United Way Annual Campaign.  All of us associated with United Way have great confidence that we have the right people who will lead us to our next level of success.”


Koroscil is the former President and Chief Executive Officer for the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (Canada) from 2003 until his retirement in early 2012 and has a distinguished career in Airport Management that spans over 37 years in both the public and private sectors throughout Canada and internationally.  He presently sits on the boards of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Metrolinx, McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics, Theatre Aquarius and is the Chair for TransHub Ontario.


“I am thrilled to be able to play a leadership role in the 2013 Hamilton United Way Campaign. This is an organization that has always been close to my heart and continues to do so much for those in need in our community”, said Koroscil.  “I am looking forward to working with this year’s outstanding volunteer team and our amazing United Way Staff”.  

Ferguson, a recent recipient of the 2012 Business Media Link Halton Top 40 under 40 Business Achievement award, is known for his energy, drive, passion and his ability to execute results regardless of the challenge faced.  Born and raised in Burlington with a young family of his own, Brian has continuously been connected to the needs of the community through his involvement with Burlington Youthfest; acting as employee campaign chair for the United Way and encouraging corporate social responsibility by gaining key partnerships. 


“I plan on bringing my enthusiasm and innovative thinking to the United Way team and am looking forward to this leadership role with an organization that works so hard to ensure Burlington is a community that is truly great for everyone”, said Ferguson. 


Other members of the Campaign Cabinets include Hamilton Vice-Chairs, Rebecca and Jamie West and Burlington Vice-Chairs, Dr. Sheila Jaggard and Jamie Edwards as well as numerous Divisional Chairs, Sector Chairs and Account Executives.


“We are very fortunate to have so much talent and commitment to our communities in our Campaign Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Cabinet members”, said United Way CEO, Len Lifchus.  “We are looking forward to making 2013 a lucky year, starting with the kick off to our 86th annual campaign on Friday, September 13th, 2013.