Fort Worth banker to lead United Way’s 2017-2018 campaign

Mark Nurdin 

United Way of Tarrant County has named Mark G. Nurdin its 2017-2018 campaign chair.

Nurdin currently serves as president and CEO of the Fort Worth Region for Bank of Texas and is the immediate past chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

As chair, Nurdin’s responsibilities will include managing the fundraising volunteers for hundreds of businesses that help to support United Way and its partners.

“The work of and funds raised by the United Way of Tarrant County are key to tackling some of our community’s most pressing issues,” Nurdin said in a news release. “The United Way knows that when a community bands together, we can improve the quality of life for our residents, especially those who need help the most.

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“It’s a huge honor to be entrusted with this position and I am looking forward to enacting some significant changes to propel our efforts forward.”

Joining Nurdin are co-chairs from different industries, including:

• Marianne Auld, managing partner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

• Daniel E. Berce, president and CEO, GM Financial

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• Lillie Biggins, R.N., FACHE, president, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth

• Jonathan Black, CFP, CRPC, wealth management adviser, Merrill Lynch

• Eugene V. Giovannini, Ed.D., chancellor, Tarrant County College

• Melinda Johnston, managing director and senior financial adviser, Merrill Lynch

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• Rosa Navajar, president, The Rios Group Inc.

• Todd Ritterbusch, managing director, JPMorgan Chase

• Mark Upton, president, UAW Local 218

Nurdin joins United Way with more than 30 years of banking experience and having been known as a stronghold in the Fort Worth financial market, a company news release stated.

He is a member of both the United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors and its executive committee. He has worked with Bank of Texas since 2009, holding many different positions over the years within commercial banking and wealth management.

Outside of his banking work, Nurdin is active in the community and is a member of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Board of Directors, the Fort Worth Sister Cities Advisory Board and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.