Person Type: Board

Malini Rajput, Board Chair

Central Texas Market President, Capital One Bank

Malini Rajput is Central Texas Market President of Capital One Bank. With over 18 years experience in the financial services industry, she leads the Banks overall commercial banking strategy and community engagement in the Austin market. A native Australian, Malini is passionate about giving back to the local Austin community she, her husband, and two children have called home since 2006.

In addition to serving as the board chair-elect at United Way, Malini serves on the boards of Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Thinkery. She is also chair of the Seton Fifty. Malini was nominated as one of Austin’s Profiles in Power & Women of Influence by Austin Business Journal in 2013 and 2019, and named to the Business Journals 2019 list of national Finance Influencers. She was awarded the 2020 ChangeMaker of the Year Award by the Austin Young Chamber and named a 2020 Austin Under 40 awards finalist.

Kathleen Farlow, Board Treasurer

Central Texas Managing Partner, Deloitte

Kathleen is the Central Texas Managing Partner for Deloitte, the leading professional services firm in Austin and San Antonio with more than 1100 client service professionals serving public and private clients across industries. For more than thirty-five years, she has served several of Deloitte’s multinational Fortune 500 clients focusing on tax issues.

Kathleen is actively involved in the community and currently serves as board member and past Board Chairman for United Way for Greater Austin and a board member for Ballet Austin, Central Texas Food Bank, and Texas Exes. Kathleen has long been a member of The UT Accounting Department Advisory Council and is a member and past chair of the McCombs School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. In 2017, Kathleen was honored to be an inductee into the McCombs Business School Hall of Fame.

Kathleen has a Master in Professional Accounting – Tax degree from The University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor in Business Administration – Accounting degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kristin Marcum, Board Secretary

President, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations

Kristin Marcum is president of Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, a communications firm specializing in projects involving media relations, video production, legislative and grassroots efforts, social media planning and execution, branding, event planning and crisis communications.

 

Marcum works with a diverse roster of clients, including St. David’s HealthCare—one of the state’s leading health care systems with more than 110 sites in Central Texas, Austin FC—Austin’s first major league sports team, and Texas Mutual Insurance Company—the state’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, among others.

 

Marcum joined Elizabeth Christian Public Relations in 1999, worked for the firm for three years, and rejoined ECPR in 2003. A graduate of Texas State University, Marcum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a public relations major and political science minor.

 

She is a graduate of Leadership Austin, a former Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) McBee Fellow, an AARO member and a 2016 AU40 finalist. Marcum is a member of Ballet Austin’s board of directors. Most importantly, she is a mom to three sons—Luke, Logan and Reid.

Jeremiah Bentley

Vice President, Marketing & Community Affairs, Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Jeremiah Bentley is the vice president of Marketing & Community Affairs at Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. He oversees the company’s marketing, public relations, advertising, community relations, digital media, and customer outreach efforts. He previously worked in corporate communications and government affairs over his 20-year career with the company.

Jeremiah is on the executive committee of the Greater of Austin Chamber of Commerce and is member of the board of directors for Leadership Austin, the Austin Ed Fund, United Way for Greater Austin, and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also serves in a variety of other roles in community organizations throughout the Austin area. Jeremiah is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization and is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Austin Essentials program. Jeremiah lives in northwest Austin with his wife Brandy and two young boys. He’s a graduate of the University of Texas-Arlington with a BS in University Studies.

Dr. Joshua Childs

Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Childs is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Joshua’s research focuses on the role of cross-sector collaborations to address complex educational issues. Specifically, his work examines collaborative approaches involving community organizations and stakeholders that have the potential to improve academic outcomes and reduce opportunity gaps for students in urban and rural schools. Joshua holds a PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick Dorsey

Publisher, Statesman Media

Patrick Dorsey is publisher of Statesman Media, which includes the Austin American-Statesman, Statesman Studio, Statesman.com, Hookem.com, austin360, austin360 Radio and multiple other websites and niche publications. He is also a vice president of Gannett, the Statesman’s parent company.

Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and went on to become a certified public accountant in Virginia. He began his career as an auditor with The Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He started in publishing with Gannett in 1993 as an internal auditor at their corporate offices in Virginia. He then served as a controller for Tucson Newspapers, Inc., in Tucson, AZ; director of finance for Army Times Publishing Company in Springfield, VA; group controller for Gannett Offset, also in Springfield, VA; director of finance of FLORIDA TODAY and group controller of the Gannett South newspaper group headquartered in Melbourne, FL. He was appointed publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat in 2005 and then publisher of the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, FL in 2012, where under his leadership the newspaper won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. In 2018 Patrick was appointed publisher of the Statesman.

Patrick sits on the boards of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, United Way for Greater Austin and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. He is a past board member for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation (past Chairman), The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the Florida Press Association (past Chairman) and the First Amendment Foundation among others.

He and his wife Kecia have two sons and a daughter: Connor, Griffin and Makenna.

Allison Dwyer

Retired Speech-Language Pathologist

Allison Dwyer is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist, wife, and mother to four daughters. After receiving her BA in Communications from The University of Texas, she went on to earn her Master’s degree from The University of Houston’s program in Communication, Sciences, and Disorders.  Allison’s focus was early language development and school age children. Working as an Speech-Language Pathologist in a Title 1 school illuminated for her that school age children didn’t need to be behind or qualifying for special needs if more resources were directed to quality early childhood education, whether at home or in pre-K. A child’s success in school, in fact, depends on this important foundation. Volunteering at her children’s schools has only validated this notion.

In 2017, Allison found United Way for Greater Austin’s Success By 6 programs and decided to devote her extra time to promoting their mission which was aligned with her own – to ensure all children begin Kindergarten ready to learn. She quickly joined the Executive Board for Women United, and currently is a Classroom Observer in United Way for Greater Austin’s partnership with Austin ISD. She is excited to serve on the Board and continue to learn and promote the good work of United Way for Greater Austin.

When not working, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband Kelly, daughters Emily, Annabel, Katherine and Maggie, getting outdoors, and walking her pups.

Mollie Duckworth

Partner-in-Charge, Baker Botts

Mollie Duckworth serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the Austin office of Baker Botts, an international law firm of approximately 750 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. She focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, advising companies with respect to public and private issuances of equity and debt securities, compliance with federal securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Mollie received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and a B.S. in Communications Sciences & Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. Before attending law school, Mollie worked as a recruiter for an enterprise software company and as a real estate broker in Austin.

Mollie has been involved with Women United – a donor network at United Way – for over ten years, and is passionate about the important role of United Way in our community. Mollie is also passionate about restoring historic homes with her husband Clay, enjoying the great outdoors, and spending time with their two children, Addison and William.

Myndi Garrett

CEO and Co-founder of EngageAI

Myndi Garrett has a passion for the United Way. She became involved in the Young Leaders Society in 2002 when she worked for Microsoft and was invited to attend a YSL meeting after Microsoft’s Giving Campaign. After a short time as a member, she became part of the YLS leadership team. As her career grew, and her philanthropic giving grew, she was asked to work with Patsy Woods Martin and a few other women to launch the Women’s Giving Network, and after that, became one of the youngest people in the Tocqueville Society.

Myndi works in technology and has held senior roles at Microsoft and VMware. She began her career as a system’s engineer but in the mid-2000’s moved into strategy, sales and leadership roles. Her career path has required her to travel frequently so she has not been involved in the community for several years. Recently, she decided to find a role that would allow her to work in Austin full-time and contribute her volunteer time to non-profit leadership roles. She’s very excited to be involved with the United Way again and looks forward to serving on the Board.

CDR George A. Floyd

Commander, United States Navy | Associate Professor of Naval Science, University of Hawaii NROTC

The sixth son and eighth child born to Christopher David and Lee Esther Floyd, George Allen Floyd hails from Orange, Texas. Following 4 years of undergraduate study at the University of Texas in Austin, George felt a calling to travel and to see the world. So he joined the United States Navy and never looked back!

Over the course of the next 30 years of his life, George completed 13 years of sea duty, seven operational deployments, three University degrees (BSEE, MPH, International Relations), port visits to Iceland, Estonia, Albania, Israel, Senegal, Finland, Dubai, and Hong Kong, and permanent overseas assignments to Yokosuka, Japan and Rome, Italy. His most cherished assignment took him to the Seychelles Islands in 2003 where he met, fell in love with, and married his wife, Jennifer. They now share three beautiful daughters: Nikita, Gabriella and Grace.

Reflecting back on his military career where he has principally served as a Nuclear Engineer and Surface Warfare Officer, George is most proud of his role is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN72) in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami that devastated Banda Aceh, Indonesia, his role in supporting US-NATO efforts to patrol for refugees lost at sea in the Aegean Sea in 2016, his role in supporting Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE which was the US response effort to the Eboli Outbreak in Liberia in 2014, and his support of numerous US Navy led community relations projects throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and Asia.

George has received both military and civilian decorations to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, the 2011 Blacks In Government Award, 2010 Roy Wilkins Leadership Award, and the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) (Government) Award. He is an active member of the Surface Navy Association and he volunteers as a Youth Basketball Coach at his local YMCA.