International Organization, EWI, Announces New Board of Directors - Press Release

Monday, October 19, 2009 8:58 AM | Anonymous
Executive Women International® (EWI) recently hosted more than 400 Business Women representing 63 Chapters from across the United States and Canada in Louisville, KY.

The annual event combines Professional and Leadership Development for EWI's international membership with Philanthropic Efforts the organization drives throughout the year.

Election of the 2009/2010 Board of Directors is one of the items of business that transpires during the annual meeting.  The Officers and Directors installed were:

President: Louise Anderson, representing Maurice H. Joseph, Inc. and EWI of Jackson, MS

Vice-President:  Sharon Bennett, representing Lifetouch and EWI of Cincinnati/Northern KY

Secretary/Treasurer: Nancy Harrison, representing the Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley and EWI of Chattanooga

Membership Director:  Renea Callery, representing Detroit Edison Credit Union and EWI of Detroit/Windsor

Education/Professional Development Director: Darlene Banogon, representing North Island Credit Union and EWI of San Diego

Expansion Director:  Karen Skirten, representing TravelMasters and EWI of Calgary

Marketing/Public Relations Director:  Lisa Stokes, representing B.R.P. Entertainment and EWI of Harrisburg, PA

Advisor to The Board:  Peggy Quinn, representing The University of Memphis and EWI of Memphis.

Incoming President, Louise Anderson stated her vision for the coming year as being at the forefront of professional organizations,

“As our membership is facing economic challenges, company restructuring, and personal priority shifts EWI will help them meet these challenges.   We are at a crossroads like many organizations, however our commitment to our mission; to embrace new ways of Connecting our membership, to enhance our members' Careers, and to encourage their Community project goals, will lead us toward the path of growth in the coming year.  We Are EWI and as such will strive to be at the forefront of professional organizations dedicated to Connections, Careers, and Community.”

Other conference highlights included $84,500 in scholarships awarded to High School Juniors,  non-traditional students in scholastic transition and EWI representatives continuing their education.  Awards included the Lucille Johnson Perkins Award, the highest honor EWI gives to one of it's member firms annually with this year's firm being The Allstate Corporation and The Tillie Award, recognizing a Chapter for their membership growth and awarded to EWI of Chattanooga.


About EWI

            Established in 1938, EWI® is a non-profit organization with more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in major cities throughout the United States and Canada.  EWI brings members together to promote member firms, to enhance personal and professional development, and to encourage community involvement.  As a premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals, EWI offers professional development through its Academy of Leadership, scholarships, online learning, and philanthropic initiatives with a focus on literacy.  For more information, visit

EWI of Chattanooga | P.O. Box 11522 | Chattanooga, TN  37401 | Contact
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