Women President Organization
Women President Organization

Kathryn Eshelman Named to National Women’s Business Council

WPO Member Appointed To National Organization.

Washington, DC, August 08, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Kathryn Eshelman, president of Grade A Notes and owner of PatrioticJewelry.com, has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) as the Women Presidents’ Organization representative. As a NWBC member, Eshelman will provide advice to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration regarding women business owners’ issues. The council is committed to researching issues pertaining to women business owners and their enterprises, communicating their findings, connecting the women’s business community to public policy makers, and providing improvement opportunities for women business owners and their companies. In a new rotation policy, the NWBC has asked each organization whose term is expiring to nominate a different individual than the current representative. Kathy will be taking Marsha Firestone’s seat as representative for the WPO.

“Kathryn will be an effective and influential representative for the WPO on the National Women’s Business Council,” said Firestone. “In her 20 plus years of experience in business, she has become a dynamic and inspiring leader in both the civic and political communities.”

About Kathryn Eshelman:
Kathryn Eshelman is the president and co-founder of Columbus, OH-based Grade A Notes, a national provider of specialized education information, and owner and co-founder of PatrioticJewelry.com, a patriotic jewelry retailer. Eshelman is a WPO Columbus chapter member and participated in the March 2004 Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor. She was a finalist for Enterprising Woman Magazine’s 2006 Enterprising Woman of the Year award. Eshelman served as president of the University Community Business Association in Columbus, OH for 13 years. She has been featured on CNN and in The Wall Street Journal.

About the National Women’s Business Council (NBWC):
The National Women’s Business Council (NBWC) is a bi-partisan Federal government council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners and leaders of women’s business organizations. For more information about the Council, its mission and activities, contact: National Women’s Business Council, 409 3rd Street, SW, Suite 210, Washington, D.C. 20024; phone: 202-205-3850; fax: 202-205-6825; e-mail: info@nwbc.gov; Web site: www.nwbc.gov.

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit http://www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

Patty Briguglio
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Raleigh, NC 27607
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