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Winship to head United Way board

Post by David Seago on April 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
April 29, 2008 6:22 pm

Scott Winship, the kind of community volunteer who surely deserves the "servant leader," has added another title to his long list of civic contributions: He’ll be the 2008 board president for United Way of Pierce County.

Winship, currently an attorney for Vandeberg, Johnson & Gandara, has alternated between banking and the law for more than 20 years. He was president and CEO of North Pacific Bank when it was sold in 1998 and helped found Northwest Commercial Bank in Lakewood.

On the community service side, Winship has been board chair for both MultiCare Health Foundation and the Nonprofit Center and president and a board member for the Municipal League of Tacoma-Pierce County. He’s also a member of the board for Tacoma Rotary #8.

On the side, he helps his wife Karla raise a couple of teenage sons. I got to know Winship when we both participated in a year-long American Leadership Forum class with other Pierce County members. I’ve met a lot of politicians and community leaders, but few "give back" as much as Scott.

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