The Young Leaders Chair, Council Chair and Council work to give Young Leaders fun and engaging experiences throughout the year.

Leaders of this Group

2018-2019 Young Leaders Co-Chairs

"Giving locally to my community is very important to me and my family. With Houston being such a large and diverse city, it's hard for me to know where our city's greatest needs are. United Way of Greater Houston has it's finger on the pulse of our community, and I feel comfortable knowing the organization will help those most in need right here at home. As a United Way Young Leader, I've been able to see that first hand, while also surrounding myself with like-minded individuals through the Young Leader networking opportunities."
Jeanne Abundis
Young Leaders Co-Chair 

"As a United Way Young Leader, I have the opportunity to build leadership skills, learn effective ways to make a positive difference in the community and build bonds with like-minded individuals. The insight I receive from other Houston leaders is priceless. I am excited to take these valuable attributes and use them in my personal and professional networks. "
Mitchell Crocker
CenterPoint Energy
Young Leaders Co-Chair


2018-2019 Young Leaders Council Members

Tim Booth


Stephanie Bottos

Valero Refining-Texas, L.P.

Cody Brackeen

Comerica Bank

Jenna Desmarais


Casey Doherty

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Ty Johnson


Lauren Steinke


Isabelle Swartz

CenterPoint Energy

Akia Watkins


Laurens Wilkes

Jones Day