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Burton named 2017 board chair for Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way

GRANITE CITY — Keith Burton, president and CEO of GCS Credit Union, has been selected as the 2017-2018 chair for auxiliary council of the Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis.

burton keithBurton succeeds Katie Hubbard, associate attorney at Goldenberg Heller Antognoli P.C., who held the chair position in 2016.

“I believe that United Way is one of the most vital and valuable organizations to this community by providing critical funding, resources and programs like one-time grants and the 2-1-1 information and referral line,” said Burton. “I’m excited and honored to lead the Tri-Cities Area Division this year with the rest of the auxiliary board and United Way staff.”

Burton (shown) has served with GCS Credit Union for more than three decades. He began his career at HBSC Finance Corporation (formerly known as Household Finance Corporation). Burton has served on United Way’s Tri-Cities Area Division’s auxiliary board since 2014 and was previously on the board leadership development committee. Active in the community, he also serves as a board member for the Granite City Area Community Foundation and Southwest Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and is the secretary of the Granite City Scholarship Foundation. In addition, he currently coaches a girls’ basketball team. Burton has an associate’s degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“Keith’s leadership and enthusiasm have been a valuable asset to our board and we are grateful to have him serve as our chair this year,” said Dayna Stock, vice president of regions and special initiatives, United Way of Greater St. Louis. “He is an example of the many wonderful people in this community dedicated to helping people live their best possible lives.”

The Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis serves the cities of Granite City, Madison, Mitchell, Pontoon Beach and Venice, helping one in three people throughout the community. Twenty local health and human service organizations are supported by the Tri-Cities Area Division’s annual fundraising campaign.

United Way helps an estimated one in three people in a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois. Contact (314) 421-0700 or visit

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