C2C Announces Two New Leadership Council Co-Chairs

Oct 26, 2022 | Cradle to Career Team, News

The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C), a results-focused collaborative anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona committed to ensuring that children and youth in Pima County have access to opportunities and resources to succeed not only in school but in life, announced today that Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda and Marc Cameron will serve as the new co-chairs in its Leadership Council.

Dr. Durán-Cerda currently serves as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Pima Community College (PCC), where she focuses on student success, community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  She has served on several national and state boards and advisory panels including The University of Arizona’s W.A. Franke Honors Advisory Board, the National Phi Beta Kappa Senate, the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center, Arizona Women in Higher Education Board of Directors, Women United of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, the Cradle to Career Leadership Council of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and others.

Marc Cameron is a Senior Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Resource Industries Sales, Services and Technology division. He oversees all aspects of go-to-market strategy for surface and underground mining, as well as services and technology.  Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2020, Cameron spent 18 years at Rio Tinto, one of Caterpillar’s largest customers, where he held various leadership roles including President and Chief Operating Officer for Diavik Diamond Mines and the Managing Director for Kennecott Utah Copper. In his most recent role, he led the development and execution of the end-of-life strategy for Rio’s North American legacy assets. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Cameron was a civil engineer for Peter Kiewit and Sons, a large construction and engineering organization.  Additionally, he has served on the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors since 2021.

“We are very proud of the Cradle to Career Partnership and the valuable work they do in our community,” stated Tony Penn, president and CEO of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.  “This critical work of improving educational and economic outcomes is more important than ever.  We need all hands-on deck to train the current and future workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. On behalf of our staff and volunteers, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Dolores and Marc as they step in to take these new servant leadership roles,” Penn concluded. 

The Cradle to Career Leadership Council is comprised of leaders from business, education, government, and other sectors across Southern Arizona who are dedicated to equitable outcomes for all young people in our community. The Leadership Council supports the work of C2C by lending their expertise to guide the work and amplify the impact of the Partnership.