Southwest Illinois Division Of United Way Names Korte Board Chair

By on March 2, 2018

From The Telegraph:  Jay Korte, director of client relations at The Korte Company, was named 2018 auxiliary board chair for the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis.

He succeeds JoAnn Barton, senior vice president for TheBANK of Edwardsville, who has held the chair position since 2016.

“As a long-time volunteer who also served as campaign chair just a few years ago, I’ve seen first-hand the importance of United Way’s support and work in our community,” said Korte. “I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the board and continue helping people.”

Korte has served in several roles with the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis the past few years, including as a member of the auxiliary board since 2012, a member of the board’s executive committee since 2015 and as board vice chair since 2015. In addition, he led the Southwest Illinois Division’s annual campaign as chair in 2016 and helped raise $1.75 million for the community.

Korte joined The Korte Company in 1990 after earning his degree in civil engineering at the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. His roles have included project engineer, superintendent, director of preconstruction and project manager. He is a Certified Professional Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors and a Designated Design-Build Professional by Design-Build Institute of America. Korte is an active member of several community and church organizations, including the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Highland Optimist Club and Highland Rotary Club.

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