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New Members Named To United Way Of Lamar County Board

Melissa Gordon

Yesica Munguia

Greg Higgens

The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) has announced three new members to their Board of Directors. Melissa Gordon, Yesica Munguia, and Greg Higgins will be joining the Board in February.

Melissa Gordon, a native to Lamar County, is the Recruiter for Harrison, Walker & Harper (HWH), where she has chaired the company’s internal UWLC campaign for the past four years. Before joining HWH, she co-founded and was co-owner of Paris Baby. Melissa received a BBA degree in Marketing from Texas A&M-Commerce. She is married to Ryan Gordon, and they have two sons, Austen & Abram.

Yesica Munguia is a Paris native and is in her tenth year as an educator at Paris ISD. Her passion for serving others and desire to positively impact those she meets exemplifies her ability to serve as a United Way Board Member. Munguia says, “I am honored to be part of an organization that builds up the community through donations from the common people.”

Greg Higgins, who works at Turner Industries, said, “I’m originally from New Mexico, but I got to Texas as fast as possible as the saying goes. I’m a sports nerd, and you can hear me on the radio talking sports on most days. When I’m not covering sports, you can find me hanging out with my wife or working out.”

Executive Director Jenny Wilson stated, “We are so excited to have Melissa, Yesica, and Greg join our Board of Directors! And we would like to thank outgoing Board Members and former Board Presidents Neta Painter, Robin Kennedy, and Trey Glascock for their six years of service each on our Board.”

The United Way of Lamar County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in the community by funding and working with its 22 partner agencies and through its programming. For more information, visit