“We are fortunate to have such a respected leader to take the reins and inspire others during this year’s campaign,” said Jackie Wuska, UWWA President & CEO. “He brought the community together during his time on the Easter Seals Board of Directors, spearheaded a monumental capital campaign that not only made the new building a reality, but ended ahead of schedule and exceeded the goal. We know he will bring the same level of commitment to United Way.”
Plaster has a long history with Easter Seals, one of UWWA’s partner agencies. Jordan was born hearing impaired. With the help of Easter Seals Rehabilitation Services, and his innate determination, he has overcome all challenges to become one of our community’s treasured pillars.
In addition to his work with Easter Seals, Plaster launched the Tuscaloosa Rotary Honor Flight in 2010 providing an opportunity for War Vets to fly to Washington DC to view the memorials honoring their service. Nearly 700 Vets have benefited thus far. Plaster continues to lead a committee that raises the funds for flights and meals, recruits the volunteers to assist on Honor Flights and executes the entire program. The program has drawn fanfare from the local community where many have joined Plaster in waving American flags to salute the Vets as they return home.
Plaster dedicates much of his time to improving business and economic development in West Alabama. He is a longstanding member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and served as its Chairman in 2014. Professionally for himself, he is the first Tuscaloosa financial advisor named to Barron’s Top Financial Advisors List where he has remained for five years. For his service and leadership, he has been named Rotarian of the Year, a Community Foundation of West Alabama Pillar of the Community and Civitan Club’s Tuscaloosa Citizen of the Year. He has also been honored with the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award and the Exchange Club’s Golden Deeds Award. In 2018, Easter Seals of Alabama honored him with the statewide “Gold” Award in Montgomery for dedicated service.
“I never take opportunities to serve and give back lightly,” said Plaster. “I am proud of our community and am honored to have been offered the opportunity to work with others to improve our health, education and financial stability and to continue to make this a great place to live and work.”
Plaster serves on a number of Board of Directors including the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, United Way of West Alabama, Easter Seals, Black Warrior Council of BSA, Tuscaloosa Community Corrections and Punishment Authority, Business Council of Alabama and Culverhouse College of Commerce Board of Visitors. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa and a Past President of Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club. He serves as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church where he and his wife, Jenny, are members.
Other new members named to UWWA’s Board of Directors are as follows:
Ryan Stallings, Alabama One Credit Union
Martin Colvin, FNBCA
Amy Jones, University of West Alabama
John Humber, Community Volunteer
Mollie Rowe, Eutaw Housing Authority
Cynthia Warrick, Stillman College
Fitzgerald Washington, Dept. of Labor
Judy Spree, Probate Judge, Greene Co.