The Association of Junior Leagues International Welcomes New Board and Governance Committee Members  

NEW YORK, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) today announced its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Governance Committee. The new members will bring fresh voices and experiences to the AJLI Board as it embarks on a strategic planning process to ensure The Junior League will continue to be a relevant, focused and impactful organization for the 21st century.  

AJLI CEO Patsy Doerr said, “We are pleased to welcome our new Board and Governance Committee members and feel fortunate to have such a dedicated team of individuals that share in the Association’s vision and mission and in place to take AJLI well into its next century.”

The Association of Junior Leagues International will celebrate its 100th anniversary this coming October, and is scheduled to release a new strategic plan. AJLI President Bett Williams acknowledges, “The Junior League has a wealth of leadership talent. Through their civic and professional experiences, these women have the skills necessary to lead the organization into the future.”

Incoming officers and members of AJLI’s Board of Directors:

President-Elect 2021-2022: Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO, United Way of Pierce County; member of the Junior League of Tacoma

Treasurer 2021-2023: Gena Lovett, Founder and Managing Partner, Little Wolf Capital and Consulting; member of the Junior League of the City of New York

At-Large Director 2021-2024: Lynna Do, Vice President at Lan Do & Associates; member of the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula

At-Large Director 2021-2024: Diane Flanagan, Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina; member of the Junior League of Charleston

At-Large Director 2021-2024: Dr. Zonzie McLaurin, Associate Director, Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce; member of the Junior League of Jackson

The incoming members of AJLI’s Governance Committee:

Governance Committee Vice Chair 2021-2022: Julianne Averill, Chief Financial Officer, Alveo Technologies; member of the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay

At-Large Member 2021-2023 Josephine Bahn, Senior Attorney, Enforcement Section, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Legal Division; member of the Junior League of Baltimore

At-Large Member 2021-2023 Cece Gassner, Vice President for Research and Development, Texas A&M University-Commerce; member of the JL of Boise

At-Large Member 2021-2023 Cindi McEachon, CEO of Peaceprints of WNY; member of the JL of Buffalo

At-Large Member 2021-2023 Dr. Monique Perry-Graves, Campus Operating Officer and Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Chester and Lancaster County Campus Centers, York Technical College; member of the JL of Charlotte

About The Junior League 

Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s organizations in the world, encompassing more than 125,000 women in over 295 Leagues in four countries. For more than 100 years, the mission of Junior Leagues has not wavered: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who collaborate with community partners to identify a community’s most urgent needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but also change the way people think. In 1921 the Leagues joined forces as an association, which is today known as The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., in order to bolster their power and amplify their voice through shared knowledge and common causes.

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