INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lechleiter to lead United Way Worldwide Board

2014-05-14T12:53:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lechleiter to lead United Way Worldwide BoardGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
May 14, 2014 12:53 pm  • 

Virginia-based United Way Worldwide has elected Eli Lilly and Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter chair of its board of directors. He will serve a two-year term helping lead the nation's largest charity. Read More

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