Publisher of The Bulletin and MDA-UAW Local 571 President to Co-chair United Way Campaign

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has named Campaign Co-chairs for the 2017 fundraising effort as William Louis, president of the MDA-UAW Local 571, AFL-CIO, and Nadine McBride, publisher of The Bulletin.

Louis is chair of the Electric Boat Employees’ Community Services Association. He strongly believes in educating his fellow union members about the AFL-CIO Community Services partnership with United Way year-round through the annual campaign and volunteer support. He volunteers with his family regularly including at food drives, the Coogan Farm Giving Garden, and following food shows at both casinos when remaining product is donated to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Louis is also a member of United Way’s Board of Directors, serving as Secretary.

“I am very honored to serve as Co-chair during the upcoming United Way campaign and to be part of making our community a better place for many who need help,” stated Louis. “There is no greater pride than in knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life for the better.”

McBride is a graduate of Assumption College and has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining The Bulletin, she spent eight years at St. Bernard School, leaving as its director of finance. McBride has been the financial administrator for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, and she was treasurer and financial analyst for Equator Bank in Hartford, a division of HSBC. McBride began her career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Hartford. She serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

“United Way programs and partner agencies meet the many needs of those less fortunate families in our community, and in so doing serve their clients' multiple hurdles and not just one at a time. I trust the administration and staff to direct their resources in the best way possible,” stated McBride. “I come from a family that has always helped the less fortunate and I view my involvement with United Way not only as a privilege but as a way to carry on the legacy of my family and to fulfill my own social obligation.”

As Campaign Co-chairs, Louis and McBride oversee a volunteer Campaign Cabinet, a team of community and business leaders. The 2017 United Way Campaign will officially kick off at an event in September.

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About United Way of Southeastern CT
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of 72 health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs include early care and education, child development, employment training, physical and mental health care, crisis intervention, shelter, employment training, emergency/disaster preparation, and response and recovery service.

United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to 85 free emergency food programs and through a Mobile Food Pantry program, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at to get involved.