United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Tim Armour

Tim Armour joins United Way’s board of directors.

 United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) Board of Directors welcomes Tim Armour. Tim quickly joined UWSBC’s Marketing & Communications Committee where he has helped enhance UWSBC’s messaging. Armour was born in Santa Barbara and lived in Montecito until his family moved away in 1960. He grew up in Westchester County, NY and graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970 and spent 3 years as a Supply Officer in the U. S. Navy. After receiving an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1975, he embarked on a marketing career first with General Foods in product management and then with Citibank in NYC and Chicago. He later became President of Stein Roe Mutual Funds in Chicago and President of Morningstar Inc. which went public in 2005. 

After becoming retired in 2008, Amour was on the board of Janus Capital in Denver where he assumed the role of interim CEO for 7 months.  He retired from the Janus Capital Board after nearly 10 years. He also spent six years on the AARP Services Board of Directors and retired after two 3-year terms.  In February of 2020, he retired after 10 years as Chairman of the trustee board of AQR Funds in Greenwich CT. 

Armour and his wife Holly moved back to Santa Barbara from Chicago in April of 2014 and are now full-time California residents. Armour also recently retired as President of Birnam Wood Golf Club during the tumultuous COVID-19 period and currently resides with his wife Holly in Montecito. Their 2 daughters and a son live in Evanston IL, San Francisco and Portland, respectively.


About United Way of Santa Barbara County

Since 1923, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has been a key leader in local efforts to empower children, families, and communities through its own unique collaborative programs and initiatives, partnership convening efforts, volunteer development, and funding. UWSBC’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and families and build resilient communities by leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement, financial empowerment, and crisis response and recovery. To learn more, please visit unitedwaysb.org.

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