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The NC Center for Women in Public Service Unveils 2011 Board of Directors

Board Guides Nonprofit Organization to Prepare Women for Elected and Appointed Offices Statewide

Raleigh, NC, March 18, 2011 --( The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) (, a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide, has unveiled its 2011 board of directors. Consisting of 15 members, the NCCWPS board of directors offers effective and collaborative feedback in regard to the nonprofit’s strategic plan and future direction.

The NCCWPS 2011 board of directors is:

- Jackie Terry Hughes, board chair, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
- N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall, honorary board member
- Jessica Aylor, Triangle Community Foundation
- Damon Circosta, NC Center for Voter Education
- Elizabeth Conti, The Conti Group
- Kady-Ann Davy, Fayetteville City Council
- Michelle Frazier, Manning, Fulton & Skinner, PA
- Saundra Freeman, Triangle Transit
- Donna Fulenwider, SAS
- LaRinda Huntley-Kaplan, North Carolina Medical Society Alliance Board
- Mary Klenz, League of Women Voters
- Easter Maynard, ChildTrust Foundation
- Muriel Offerman, Employment Security Commission
- Cynthia O'Neal, Office of N.C. Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton
- Donna Tipton-Rogers, Tri-County Community College

“Our board of directors is an integral part of the success of The NC Center for Women in Public Service,” said Jackie Terry Hughes, NCCWPS board chair. “The entire board holds a strong and passionate belief that as we increase the number of women in appointed and elected office, we also increase North Carolina’s recognition that women are highly effective political leaders.”

About The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS):
The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide. As a provider of comprehensive political leadership training programs, NCCWPS teaches women how to enter the political pipeline, building their confidence and developing the practical skills to run successful campaigns and serve as powerful and effective leaders. Its Women on Board Workshops prepare women to serve on appointed boards and commissions. Its Women in Office Institute is an intensive seven-day residential program that introduces women to public service work, including appointed and elected office, the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, and the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on families and professional lives. Through building the involvement of women at all levels of governance in North Carolina, the NCCWPS helps women channel their passion, find their voice, expand their support network and ultimately get elected or appointed to a position where they can be an influential leader and make a real change through public service. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit

Jill Mastrangelo
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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