Alumnus takes position at United Way branch

A TCU graduate said his love of Fort Worth motivated him to take over as CEO of United Way Tarrant County after more than 30 years in the banking industry.Tim McKinney will join the United Way on Nov. 19 after serving as executive vice president of Texas Capital Bank, said Tom Hund, chairman of the United Way’s board of directors.

“I grew up here. I was raised here,” McKinney said. “I worked here, and I have a special place in the community.”

McKinney is taking over for interim president Ann Rice, who took over for Tim Carter when he left to head OmniAmerican Bank in June.

“I am thrilled that Tim is going to join us,” Rice said. “He has shown deep commitment to community change as a volunteer in many organizations throughout Tarrant County and now as a professional within United Way.”

The United Way is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve lives by “mobilizing the caring power of communities,” according to its mission statement.

McKinney said he has no agenda coming into United Way, and he is going to spend his first 90 days learning what the organization is all about.

“If there are any changes that I think need to be done, we’ll do it after that 90-day or six-month period,” McKinney said.

McKinney earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in financial management from TCU in 1966 and participated in the Air Force ROTC program before serving in Vietnam as an Air Force captain and wing navigator. He graduated from the National Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University in 1979 and later served there as a member of the board of regents.

The Fort Worth native joined Capital Bank in 2001, shortly after retiring from Bank of America, Fort Worth, in 2000. McKinney said he could not pass up the opportunity to join United Way.

It offers me leadership in the community and a chance to make a significant contribution in the community,” McKinney said.