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Scott and Erica Fleming Named UW Campaign Chairs

Posted on 4/11/2022
Pictured l-r: Geoff Fleming, Co-President; Rick Fox, CFO; Sandra Osborne, HR Assistant; Harry Shood, CAO; Patty Durkin, CHRO; Erica Fleming, Owner Mega Barre Youngstown and Scott Fleming, Co-President

Aim Transportation Solutions is proud to announce the naming of Aim Co-President Scott Fleming and his wife, Erica Fleming, as 2022 United Way campaign chairs.

For decades, Aim Transportation Solutions has been teaming up with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to make positive, long-lasting impacts in the area. Throughout this partnership, Aim has contributed time, money and resources to several community-enriching campaigns, such as participating in the Day of Caring, mentoring in the Success After 6 program, raising money during annual employee-led fundraisers and more.

The announcement came during the United Way’s annual program dinner at the Poland Lake Club in Poland, OH. Roughly 500 community leaders, local business owners and volunteers—as well as Ohio’s first lady, Fran DeWine—gathered to review the previous year’s successes while mapping out the goals for the year ahead.

Aim attendees included Scott Fleming, Co-President; Geoff Fleming, Co-President; Patty Durkin, Chief Human Resources Officer; Rick Fox, Chief Financial Officer; Harry Shood, Chief Accounting Officer; and Sandra Osborne, Human Resources Assistant. Erica Fleming was also on hand to accept the campaign chair position. Each year, Mrs. Fleming generously volunteers her time to the United Way as well as donates from her company, Mega Barre Youngstown.

“My wife, Erica, and I are deeply honored—both of us as local business owners and operators as well as proud community members—to be named chairs of the 2022 United Way campaign,” Scott Fleming said. “Giving back to the local community, which has given us so much, means the world to us, and we’re immensely grateful for this amazing opportunity to serve the area at this capacity with such an extraordinary organization.”

“There was no way we were going to turn down such an enormous opportunity to give back to our community,” Erica Fleming said, speaking at the event. “We had countless reasons why we wanted to help chair this year’s United Way campaign, all signs were pointing to this being the right step for us so it was an easy decision for us to accept this honor.”

Scott and Erica Fleming surrounded by their family at the annual United Way dinner.

Kicking off the night, Bob Hannon, the United Way’s Executive Director, praised the sellout crowd, announcing that thanks to last year’s efforts, the non-profit organization raised a campaign total of $3,476,600. That’s the most money ever raised in an annual campaign in the local agency’s 102-year history.

Hannon also commended the United Way’s Success by 6 program, in which more than 600 children in 19 school districts receive help to be better prepared for kindergarten. In addition, the initiative assists children who have vision problems in an effort to help them succeed in school.

During the pandemic, volunteers delivered food to about 400 families each month, Mr. Hannon added.

Enriching the communities where we live and work is something Aim CEO/Chairman Tom Fleming baked into the company’s DNA when he founded it more than 40 years ago. It’s a mission his sons and Aim’s Co-Presidents Scott and Geoff proudly carry on, and it shows. Each year, an army of Aim employees contribute through one-time donations as well as monthly payroll deductions. Many also volunteer their time to an array of United Way programs (such as food drives and community clean-up projects).

To achieve everything the United Way sets out to do, it relies on the help and donations of local communities. If you would like to get involved, head over to www.ymvunitedway.org/volunteer to see what you can do to make a difference. Non-local residents can visit unitedway.org to find volunteering opportunities near them.

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