United Way Adds to Leadership Team

Lowell, ARK. – United Way of Northwest Arkansas is pleased to announce that Christina Hinds, Dallas Mudd, and Melody Timinsky are joining the leadership team of the organization as Vice President of Development, Vice President of Gift in Kind Operations and Vice President of Community Impact, respectively.

The nationwide search for the three Vice President positions began in February and concluded in April.

Hinds comes to the United Way NWA after ten years with the American Heart Association in Northwest Arkansas, where she provided leadership in planning, development, implementation and stewardship of both corporate and individual giving.  During this time, she received the highest national achievement award from the association the Rome Betts Award four times. Hinds brings valued experience in marketing, communications and volunteer management through her experience in both the business and non-profit sectors.  Hinds has a BSBA from Regis University in Denver, CO and has completed coursework toward a Master’s of Education in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas

Mudd, who most recently was an Area Service Manager at JB Hunt Transport, joins United Way NWA as the Vice President of Gift in Kind Operations. This is a new position to the organization and will focus on maximizing the impact of the United Way Gift in Kind Warehouse, a program that moves over $23 million worth of donated product through its doors in an effort to provide goods to nonprofit agencies. Mudd was an adjunct professor for Ivy Tech University in Indiana and worked for Murphy USA before moving to Arkansas in 2014. He also proudly served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 2009.  He has a BA from Indiana University and a MBA from Western Governors University.

Timinsky will join the team at United Way NWA as the Vice President of Community Impact. This position will play an integral role in moving the organization toward building a pathway out of poverty for children in Northwest Arkansas and will be a touch point for agencies across the community. Timinsky comes in with extensive experience in both the not for profit and for profit sectors, and has served as a community investment volunteer for the United Way of Metro Dallas.  She has a B.S. in Theoretical Math from the University of Arkansas, a MBA from the University of Dallas, and has completed her coursework for a Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kim Aaron, President of United Way NWA states: “The board and I are over the moon about the talent we are bringing in to serve children and families in Northwest Arkansas!  Now that we have a full leadership team in place, we can move forward on new initiatives to help build our community.”