NAWBO Phoenix Installs New Board of Directors for 2016-17

Phoenix, AZ, June 16, 2016 --( The Phoenix Metro Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) installed its new Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term at the organization’s recent Desert Diamonds Awards Gala.

In continuing to advocate and increase awareness for women business owners, the incoming Executive Committee and Board of Directors pledged to follow the vision of the new President, Phaedra Earhart of Farmers Insurance, in making the Phoenix Metro Chapter THE premier place for women business owners in Arizona.

“NAWBO Phoenix will continue even stronger to be the Arizona organization where women business owners receive the mentoring, support and encouragement they need to grow to their highest potential,” says Earhart. “I am honored to serve as president this year and look forward to working with members to build on the success of our organization.

“Spring boarding from the foundation, policies and procedures set in place by the preceding successful Board of Directors, the new Executive Committee is energized and ready to kick off this new term with excitement,” Earhart promises.

In addition to Earhart, members serving on the Executive Committee include:
President Elect, Julie Cook of Idea Three Creative;
Secretary, Wendy McClellan of Structure for Success;
Treasurer, Ronit Urman of Urman Enterprise, LLC;
Past President, Nancy Sanders of the Maricopa Small Business Development Center; and NAWBO Executive Director Suzanne Lanctot (ex-officio).

Other members serving on the Board include:
Board Strategy and Development Director, Lynda Bishop of Relationship Insurance;
Corporate Partner Director, Julie Grubbs of Premier Designs Jewelry;
Mentoring Director, Cindy Gordon of Culture Shock Coaching;
Public Policy Director, Mike Bull of the Women’s Business Institute;
Programs Director, Melanie Dunlap of Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center;
Marketing Director, Kristi Church of Infinite Reach Agency;
Membership Director, Clarisse Ringwald of Clarisse Color Creations, LLC;
Community Alliance Director, Colleen Dellolio of UPS; and
Women’s Enterprise Foundation President, Kristine Kittleson of The AZ Real Estate Team (ex-officio).

NAWBO is an organization that works to: strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. For more information about the Phoenix Metro Chapter, founded in 1985, visit
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Laurie Anderson