Welcoming Amanda McMillian to the United Way team

United Way of Greater Houston is excited to announce that Amanda McMillian is our new president and CEO, effective May 1.

An accomplished business leader, Amanda most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where she was a member of the executive committee and was responsible for Anadarko’s legal, human resources, and real estate and facilities functions.

Amanda has supported and promoted United Way for more than a decade through Anadarko’s campaign activities. She is a long-time United Way donor and Alexis de Tocqueville Society member. 

Amanda’s nonprofit leadership includes serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern University, where she serves as vice-chair of the Investment Committee and served as chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and as past president of Southwestern’s Board of Visitors. Until her appointment as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston, she served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the Advisory Board of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.

As president and CEO, Amanda will guide United Way’s new strategic direction, Second Century Vision, which strengthens the organization’s focus on serving and being the champion for the area’s most vulnerable families and individuals: the working poor, or ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), and those that fall below the poverty level. Through Second Century Vision, United Way will create and coordinate a network of service providers committed to providing opportunities for vulnerable families and individuals to attain a sustainable quality of life and a pathway to self-sufficiency.

“Amanda’s passion for United Way, as well as her experience as a collaborative, caring and forward-thinking corporate and nonprofit leader, makes her the perfect choice to lead the organization following our nationwide search,” said Armando Perez, United Way of Greater Houston board chair. “Under her direction, we know our Second Century Vision will be tremendously impactful as we focus our efforts on serving and being the champion for our area’s most vulnerable families and individuals.”

We at United Way of Greater Houston are thrilled to welcome Amanda on board and we look forward to you meeting her soon.

Watch a video of the announcement on our Youtube page and read the press release.