NAWBO Committees

Communications (Stephanie Kennedy, Reach Digital Media Solutions, chair)

Oversee communications about Chapter activities and events, create a marketing plan to manage the Chapter’s brand image, develop media opportunities for Chapter activities and Chapter members, manage printed materials and publications for consistency and standards, create and implement social media plan (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), work on the Chapter website, and help develop content for and approve electronic newsletter. 

Economic Development (Sherrie Barr Mack, The MackBarr Group, chair)

Work closely with President and President-Elect to cultivate corporate and member partner relationships, obtain special event sponsors, develop Chapter’s financial resources; receive support from Board for introductions to WNY businesses and regional decision-makers.

Finance (Nicholle Overkamp, Wilcox Financial Group, chair)

Overall supervision of financial affairs and planning, establish annual budgets for each committee and initiative, submit detailed monthly financial reports to Board, conduct quarterly reviews, supervise Chapter investments.

Membership (Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Papercraft Miracles, chair)

Promote growth of diverse Chapter membership through activities of recruitment, hospitality, orientation and retention. Manage the Chapter’s member and prospect database and the member application process. Ensure member events are warm and welcoming.

Programming (Andrea Schillaci, Hurwitz & Fine, chair)

Develop, schedule and confirm monthly meeting programs and speakers relevant to Chapter’s needs for each year, distribute evaluation forms to members and review comments for the purpose of continuous improvement of our programs.

Public Policy (Jackie Lennert, Rove Jewelry, Accessories & Gifts, chair)

Educate members through communication of NAWBO’s public policy positions and activities, coordinate legislative visits on behalf of the Chapter, maintain relations with local and regional political and public policy leaders.

Sponsorship (Christine E.B. Howard, E.B. Howard Consulting, chair)

Solicit sponsors and develop methods to improve the sponsorship experience.

Feel free to email us to join a committee that calls to you. We’d love to have you!