LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Roy A. Anderson, who has announced his retirement at the end of the year as chairman and chief executive of Lockheed Corp. is the new chairman of the board of United Way in the Greater Los Angeles County. He succeeds Dickinson C. Ross, chairman of Johnson & Higgins of California.
In the volunteer post, Anderson oversees operation of one of the nation’s largest charitable fund-raising groups, serving more than 300 local agencies and programs.
Anderson’s previous work with United Way includes heading the 1979 Division A Campaign for the county’s 100 largest companies. In 1980 and 1981, he served as deputy chairman of the corporate campaign, and in 1983 he became general campaign chairman.
“Our challenge now that an effective system of human-care services has been established is to strategically plan for future needs,” Anderson said in a statement.
United Way’s executive vice presidency is vacant, Gary E. Erickson having left to become president of the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation.