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ToolBank USA names Nick Costides of UPS as president

By Maria Saporta

ToolBank USA has a new board president — Nick Costides, vice president of information services with UPS.

Costides succeeds outgoing board president, Corky Martin, an executive with the Home Depot. He will remain on ToolBank USA’s board as immediate past president.

ToolBank USA’s board are the “guiding strategic force” behind the governance and development of the organization, which enhances the efficiency and success of nonprofit groups by loaning from massive inventories of high-quality tools to increase the impact of community service projects.

Among ToolBank’s other new officers are: Timothy Perra, director of global communications with Stanley Black & Decker, who is serving as vice president; Dan Webber, chief information officer of Prime Holdings BV, as treasurer; and Regenia Sanders, a management consultant with Accenture, who is serving as secretary.

ToolBank USA also recognized Adria Perez of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, for her six years on the boards of ToolBank USA and the Atlanta Community Tool Bank. Although she is retiring from the board, she will continue to serve the organization as a member of the Advisory Council.

“I’m thrilled that we have a wealth of experience from which to build our leadership team,” said ToolBank USA CEO Mark Brodbeck. “Nick has been a valued advisor to me since we launched ToolBank USA and has shown unparalleled dedication to the development of our national network. He will be complimented by several of the brightest business leaders I’ve had the pleasure to work with.”

Costides, who has been on ToolBank USA’s board since it was founded in 2008, is responsible for all of UPS’ public-facing IT, such as ups.com.

“I’m honored to continue as a member of the executive leadership team at a time of exponential growth for ToolBank USA,” Costides said. “As we build out the affiliate network alongside local leaders throughout the country, it will be imperative that we maintain a blueprint for sustaining the quality of the brand and level of service to our affiliate ToolBanks and their volunteers. I’m thankful to Adria and Corky for the foundation they’ve put in place over the last few years.”

Atlanta and Charlotte currently loan tools to local nonprofits, schools and churches’ and ToolBanks in Baltimore and Cincinnati will begin lending in the spring.

ToolBank USA is championing a national movement to provide an abundance of high‐quality tools to nonprofits and their volunteers through the replication of the ToolBank program.

ToolBank USA provides the business model, training, infrastructure and systems support to ToolBanks in local communities, allowing each ToolBank to focus on core functions of customer service, accuracy, and professionalism.

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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