iPivoted Board of Directors
Phillip N. Baldwin, Chairman of the Board
As president and CEO of CredAbility, Phillip Baldwin leads a national nonprofit community-service agency that provides confidential budget counseling, money management education, debt management programs, bankruptcy counseling and education, and comprehensive housing counseling.
He is a dedicated community leader at both the local and national level, serving as national board chair of United Way of America, and on the board of directors of United Way Worldwide, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and Ouachita Baptist University.
Prior to joining CredAbility, Phil was president and CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., the nation’s largest rural development bank. Southern Bancorp’s social mission is to improve educational opportunities, decrease poverty and provide quality housing for low income families.
Phil is a certified public accountant who began his career with Ernst & Young.
In 2010, Phil was named one of the top five social entrepreneurs in the United States by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He is a recipient of the United States Small Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and has been honored as Economic Developer of the Year in Arkansas.
Phil is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Evelyn Gibson, Secretary of the Board
Evelyn Gibson is the director of awards programs at the Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit association of 2,000 grantmaking organizations and corporations based in Arlington, Virginia. In her capacities, Evelyn oversees six national awards for the Council. She also oversees the Film and Video Festival for the Council on Foundations, a passion of hers for the last 28 years that she has spent at the Council. Evelyn has a degree in advertising and marketing.
Evelyn and her family have supported a number of students who have struggled to graduate from post-secondary educational institutions. She and her family can point to many success stories. With a deep personal knowledge of the needs and challenges faced by these students, she brings unique expertise to iPivoted’s board.
Mike Matchett, Director
Mike Matchett is a consultant and entrepreneur. He currently represents Heifer International in developing alliances and patnerships. He joined Heifer in 1999. Mike led the marketing team as a senior director for marketing and business development at Heifer and Helped increase the size of the organization from $16 in private annual donations to over $100 million today. Heifer is a recognized leader in the use of the web among nonprofits.
Prior to that, Mike had over ten years of marketing experience gained in co-founding and managing an imprinted sportswear company, which sold to retail stores across the United States and abroad. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University, and his M.B.A. from Babson College where he was an Olin Fellow.
Sheree Speakman, Treasurer of the Board
Sheree Speakman is currently the president and CEO of MarketChange, LLC.
She works on public and private education projects that support the common goals of social justice and deep learning. Between April 2007 and July 2011, Sheree was evaluation director of the Walton Family Foundation working with the Environment, Home Region, and K-12 Education Reform program teams and grantees on performance analysis. She is now working with the Walton Family Foundation as an independent consultant on evaluation and strategic planning issues in the Foundation’s community development, environmental, and K-12 education reform grantmaking.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Sheree built a 20-year career in the private sector in systems design, commercial banking and public accounting. Between 2005 and 2007 Sheree was chief operating officer for British Schools of America, a start-up school operator in the U.S. owned by its London-based parent company, WCL Group.
Her commitment to education reform issues came in 1994 after developing for Mayor Giuliani a report of school finance spending in the New York Board of Education entitled "Where Does the $8 Billion Go?" The report was released publicly in October 1994. Sheree is widely published on school finance issues.
Sheree received an A.B. from Albion College in Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
McKinley Williams, Director
McKinley Williams currently serves as the president of Contra Costa College, a two-year community college in the East Bay Area of California. Under his tenure, Contra Costa College has experienced great success in serving students of color and helping to achieve their academic goals. For more than 30 years, Mack has worked in urban college districts and has developed a keen knowledge of the challenges that face young people, particularly students of color, and the achievement gap. He is committed to serving students who need an extra lift. Mack also has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist.