United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Recognizes Outgoing Board Members

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) thanks Thomas Daub, Rafael De La Hoz, Marc Granson, M.D. and Bill Schaninger, Ph.D. for their deep commitment to creating a stronger community for everyone in the region during their tenue on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Thomas A. Daub has been a board member since 2017. He is a third-generation automobile dealer, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, William J. Daub, II, and his father, L. Anderson Daub. William J. Daub started Brown Daub Chrysler Plymouth in 1936 with his brother-in-law, Thomas Brown. Daub is currently a general partner in the Brown-Daub franchise which recently received the PPL LIVE UNITED Award at United Way’s Celebration of Caring for its significant contribution toward improving the quality of life for those in need in the Lehigh Valley. Along with being on the UWGLV Board Recruitment Committee, Daub is or has been a member of the boards of The Children’s Home of Easton, Community Services for Children, Equi-librium, Northampton Community College Foundation, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Nonprofit and Business Council and Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association.
Rafael De La Hoz joined the Board in 2015. He is the first Latino State Farm agent in the city of Allentown. De La Hoz joined State Farm with over 15 years in retail banking, financial planning and retail and commercial lending experience. He has also served as Store Manager, Service Manager, Licensed Financial Specialist and Sales Manager. De La Hoz maintains active involvement in several community service organizations. In addition to his board service for UWGLV, he serves on the financial advisory board of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.
Marc Granson, M.D. has been a board member since 2014. Dr. Granson was a practicing vascular surgeon for 33 years and Chair of Surgery for St. Luke’s University Health Network from 2003 to 2016. While he was Chair of Surgery, he realized hospitals did not have a comprehensive tool to analyze the quality and cost of their surgeons and patients had no way to objectively choose their surgeon. As the move toward value-based reimbursements became clear, he also understood that hospital and insurance leaders would need help navigating the transition. With this in mind, he developed the SurgeonCheck platform. In late 2016, Dr. Granson stepped down as Chair of Surgery to dedicate all his energy to SurgeonCheck. He is on a mission to bring transparency and objective measurement to surgical outcomes.
Bill Schaninger, Ph.D. has been a board member since 2015. He joined McKinsey & Company’s London office in 2000. Schaninger was part of the team that created the Organizational Health Index (OHI) and the Influence Model. Over the course of his time at McKinsey, Schaninger has developed and led the Organizational Diagnostics team, the North America Transformational Change service line and the Global Talent Management service line. He has also been the Global Knowledge Leader for the Organization Practice. Schaninger now focuses his energy on helping CEOs, CHROs, government leaders and other executives across a broad range of organizational topics. He has been published in academic and professional journals and is a frequent speaker at conferences globally. In his continued commitment to his community, Schaninger held a seat on both the Board of Directors for UWGLV and currently holds a seat on the Advisory Board for the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University and he is a trustee for Moravian College.