The Chair will lead the Campaign Cabinet members throughout the 2012-13 campaign season.
"We are very happy to have Claudia join us as the 2012-13 Campaign Chair," United Way of the Wabash Valley Executive Director Troy Fears said.
"Her experience working with and for economic and educational philanthropic organizations throughout the community will be a great asset to this year's campaign."
Tanoos is the Vice President of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, where she coordinates public and private community resources to generate economic growth in the Terre Haute/Vigo County area, which include job retention, expansion and new job creation.
She is also a member and Secretary of the Accelerate West Central Indiana Economic Development Organization, which is a regional development organization covering Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana; a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association; creator and initiator of the Power of the Purse Event; Vice President and incoming President of the Terre Haute Children's Museum; and a member of the Board of Directors of St. George's Orthodox Church.
She has also established funding sources to support the Vigo County Education Foundation's mini-grant program.