FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2016
NFWL ELECTS 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government, recently held elections for their 2017 Board of Directors.
“We have a great group of members serving on our Board of Directors in 2017,” NFWL Executive Director Jody Thomas declared. “Between the dedicated group continuing to serve and the new additions, I am looking forward to this group’s accomplishments in 2017.”
Legislator board members were elected by their peers at the 2016 NFWL Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, where over 115 elected women met to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders were able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing their communities today.
“We are excited about this board’s service to the organization,” stated Minnesota Senator Carrie Ruud, 2017 NFWL Chair. “We look forward to working with them to make 2017 NFWL’s best year yet.”
Board members will begin serving in their new positions on January 1, and will hold their office through 2017. NFWL will host its 2017 Annual Conference next November 14-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2017 Elected Women Board Members
Chair- MN Senator Carrie Ruud
Immediate Past Chair- DE Representative Helene Keeley
Chair Elect- MT Representative Kimberly Dudik
Policy Chair- NJ Senator Diane Allen
Chair of International Outreach- FL Representative Gayle Harrell
Chair of Membership- NJ Freeholder Serena DiMaso
Co-Chair of Development- WI Representative Kathy Bernier
At-Large- Chickasaw Tribal Legislator Dean McManus
At-Large- NC Representative Rosa Gill
At-Large- HI Senator Donna Mercado Kim
At-Large- GA Representative Sandra Scott
2017 Private Sector Board Members
Bob Mayo Consulting Group, Inc.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
National Rifle Association
Nuclear Energy Institute
Reynolds American, Inc.
About the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. www.womenlegislators.org
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