INROADS Elects New Chairman of National Board of Directors
P&G’s Barron Witherspoon brings global leadership experience to directorship
ST. LOUIS, MO, November 3, 2016— INROADS, Inc., a non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barron M. Witherspoon, Sr., Vice President of Corporate Industry Affairs for The Procter & Gamble Company to chairman of the National Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to assume this position and have the opportunity to serve such an impactful organization in its continued pursuit of its mission,” said Mr. Witherspoon. “INROADS has been transforming lives for more than 40 years. We need to begin the next 40 years with urgent focus on our two-prong approach of fund development and program development, creating a virtuous cycle where one feeds the other.”
Since joining the INROADS Board of Directors in 2009, Mr. Witherspoon has served as Vice-chairman of he Board and chairman of the Development Committee. “As a member of the development committee for more than two years, Barron knows the importance of ensuring the necessary support for program innovation,” said Forest Harper, INROADS President and CEO. “I look forward to him bringing that insight – along with his expertise in customer relations and organizational leadership — to this new leadership role.”