Heldt, Newell, Patrick named to LRIW executive committee, new board structure announced
Washington, DC, October 13 – Susan Robertson, former president of the League of Railway Industry Women announced the election of a new executive committee which was held at the LRIW annual membership meeting held during Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis. The executive committee members are: President, Jodi Heldt – Sales Administration Manager, Whiting Corp; Vice President, Sylvia Newell, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers; and Secretary, Amanda Patrick – trade show manager, Railway Supply Institute.
In addition, LRIW passed a new board structure that will decrease the size of the board from 20 people to 15 and added positions to take on specific tasks such as programming and awards.
“We were looking for our board to be more nimble and for more member involvement through committees, a smaller board means more opportunities for engagement from all of our members. We sincerely hope our members will join us in taking on new tasks and promoting women in our industry,” said Sylvia Newell, new LRIW Vice President and designer of the new board structure.
Robertson also noted that elections for new board members will be announced soon and there will be new opportunities for members to participate in LRIW through our new committee structure. “We hope this change will help to make LRIW a more member driven association and want our members to use their talents to move LRIW and their own careers forward,” said Robertson.
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