New Unitus Board Chair: Joseph Grenny

January 1, 2009 Posted by Update

The Unitus board of directors and staff are pleased to announce that Joseph Grenny has accepted the role as board chair. Joseph is a co-founder of Unitus and has been on the board since the organization’s inception, offering a rich history and deep knowledge of our work. He brings strong professional expertise in a number of areas, including influencing change and creating high-functioning organizations.

Joseph is co-founder and president of VitalSmarts, where he has co-authored and contributed to eight books in the areas of personal and organizational effectiveness, including three New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into more than two dozen languages and has been used by more than 300 Fortune 500 companies. VitalSmarts has been on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies list for three years in a row, and the founders were also chosen as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year. Joseph was formerly president of California Computer Corporation and an executive for the Covey Leadership Center. Joseph holds a B.A. in international relations from Brigham Young University.

Unitus extends its deepest gratitude to outgoing board chair Elizabeth Funk for her service over the past two years, and for her passion and commitment to Unitus’s mission. During her tenure as chair, Elizabeth helped raise Unitus’s visibility in key markets and sectors, provided strategic counsel and continuity during a recent executive transition, and was invaluable in providing guidance and innovative thinking around Unitus’s recent expansion into new business areas. Elizabeth will continue to sit on the Unitus board and serve as an advocate for Unitus, the microfinance industry, and the impoverished for many years to come.

Thank you Joseph and Elizabeth!