EmpowHer Institute Announces Executive Appointments

Betty LaMarr, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EmpowHer Institute announced the appointments of Claudia Johnson and Dr. Reri MacLean to the positions of President and Board Secretary, respectively.

Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Betty LaMarr, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EmpowHer Institute announced the appointment of Claudia Johnson to the position of President of EmpowHer Institute. In addition, Ms. Johnson was elected to the Company’s Executive Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Claudia Johnson has a unique blend of experience in both blue chip corporations (Microsoft, BearingPoint, Oracle, and Digital) as well as entrepreneurial startups. For the last five years, Claudia has been advising both large clients and startups on all aspects of business planning including strategic visioning, sales and marketing plans, alliances, consulting strategies, competitive analysis and pricing.

Claudia has also been active in community affairs as a member of the Manhattan Beach Library Commission. She was a member of the Manhattan Beach Sister Cities Association and an Advisory Board Member and Managing Consultant at the Houston Technology Center. She is currently a Board Advisor to Worldcast.tv, a venture that strives to bring broadcast over the internet to remote communities.

Claudia graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Art History. She has extensive training in teambuilding, mediation, and strategic facilitation. Claudia holds a California Lifetime Credential to teach at the Junior College Level.

Betty LaMarr, CEO of EmpowHer Institute also announced the appointment of Dr. Reri MacLean to the position of Board Secretary of EmpowHer Institute. Dr. Reri MacLean is the Principal and Founder of Keller-MacLean Business Leadership, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to the development of sustainable, high performance teams. Reri is the national president of the Professional Coaches & Mentors Association (PCMA), a professional community of business coaches and consultants.

Reri earned a BA in Humanities from Macalester College, Master’s degrees in Education & Counseling Psychology from Whitworth College and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. Her background includes establishing and directing schools, providing consulting and coaching services to state and federal agencies and working with firms specializing in Industrial/Organizational psychology.

EmpowHer Institute is a 501C-3 non-profit organization founded in February 2003. EmpowHer supports underprivileged girls and women to develop entrepreneur skills that create opportunities to improve their social status and living conditions.

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