Press Release: New United Way Director Named
Date January, 2014Contact: Lou Lemen, 573-221-2761
New Leadership Announced
The United Way of the Mark Twain Area announces Frank DiTillo has been named new Executive Director. The change in leadership for the not-for-profit organization culminates a year long national, regional and local search following the announced retirement of current director Lou Lemen. DiTillo will begin his new duties this spring. Many factors contributed to the selection including forty years in the banking industry giving him an excellent financial background to lead the United Way to the next level of community activism. He possesses a strong vision for promoting the common good of all people by utilizing resources and bringing together those with a similar passion. DiTillo has a strong background in not-for-profit organizations beginning with his affiliation with St. Vincent de Paul Society in St. Louis during the 1993 flood. After moving to Hannibal he quickly became involved with successful capitol campaigns for the YMCA, Hannibal Arts Council, and Holy Family Parish. In 2008 he joined the United Way board of directors and in 2011 led the annual drive raising $555,000 for local not-for profits. His spirit of volunteerism and commitment to the betterment of fellow man is evidenced in all aspects of his life. United Way Board President Ryan Rapp led the search process with a team of United Way board members and community volunteers. Rapp noted DiTillo’s knowledge of the United Way process, communication and organizational skills, experience with conflict resolutions, knowledge of national and local issues and passion for the United Way made him the perfect fit for the position.