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Mike and Leslie Swan to Co-Chair United Way Campaign


United Way of Indian River County is proud to announce that Mike and Leslie Swan will serve as Co-Chairs for the 2014-2015 United Way fundraising campaign. The Swans have already been meeting with local business leaders, Campaign Cabinet team members, and community volunteers planning strategies for a successful drive.

Funds raised during the campaign will allow United Way to continue Keeping Our Promise, this year’s campaign theme, by supporting achievement in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health, the building blocks essential for creating a better quality of life for all.

“We are honored to lead this year’s United Way campaign and work with so many great companies, inspirational leaders and compassionate volunteers,” said Mike Swan.

“We are long time volunteers, ourselves, and have seen the changes made in people’s lives thanks to United Way and its many partners,” added Leslie Swan. “We’re excited about this.”

Mike Swan is a partner in the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry with offices in Vero Beach and Coral Gables, FL. He is a member of the Indian River County Bar Association, the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, the Miami-Dade Probate and Guardianship Committee, and the Florida Bar Association.  Mr. Swan has practiced law since 1985 and has served the Florida Bar in substantive capacities at the statewide level in the development of probate and mental health law.

Leslie Swan grew up in Vero Beach.  She has degrees in Public Relations and Interior Design, running her own interior design business before joining the Supervisor of Election Office in 2004 as the Voter Outreach Coordinator.  In 2008, she was promoted to the Assistant Supervisor of Elections.  Leslie was appointed to the Supervisor of Elections position by Governor Scott in 2011. In 2012, Leslie was elected to a four year term.

Leslie met Michael Swan in 1978 at the University of Florida, they have been married for 29 years and have three children.

“We’re thrilled that Mike and Leslie are taking time out of their very busy lives to support Indian River County through United Way,” commented Michael Kint. “They are humble leaders who are sincerely dedicated to the health and welfare of this community.”

Sixteen local businesses have already committed to serve as Torchbearers, leading the campaign with contributions of $12,000 or more. 22 companies have contributed to the cost of the campaign so that funds raised can go to advancing the common good in Indian River County.

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