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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 BOARD LEADERSHIP

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 BOARD LEADERSHIP

January 8, 2014 - The National Women’s Hall of Fame, located in Seneca Falls, NY, announces the election of new officers for the Board of Directors 2014-2015.

Jill S. Tietjen was elected to serve as President for 2014-2015.  She is the President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc.  She has spent her career in the electric utility industry where she provides services in the areas of planning and fuels, serves as an expert witness, and is currently an independent director on two corporate boards.  A Past National President of the Society of Women Engineers, Jill nominates women for national awards.  She has successfully nominated over 20 women into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and has twice seen her recipients receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.  She is the co-author of the award-winning and bestselling book “Her Story:  A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America” and passionate about informing the public about women’s accomplishments.  Jill is an Inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.  Jill graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (minor – Electrical Engineering), received her M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.  She and her husband David live in Centennial, Colorado.

Vice President is Jeanne M. Giovannini, of Seneca Falls, NY; Secretary, Rona Carr of New York City; and Treasurer, Marianne O’Connor of Auburn, NY.

Outgoing Co-Presidents, Beverly P. Ryder and Beth Quillen Thomas, both of Los Angeles, jointly stated, “We are pleased and excited about the new team who will carry on the important work of the Hall and continue the forward momentum.  We have been working with Jill over the past several months to ensure that the leadership transition is seamless and supports the strategic direction of the Hall as it moves toward strengthening its national presence.”

Jill S. Tietjen commented, “I am honored to be elected as President of the Hall.  The next two years will be a very exciting time in the life of the Hall as we continue our rehabilitation of the historic Seneca Knitting Mill and celebrate our 25th Induction Ceremony.  It is particularly meaningful to me that the Hall is located in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, as much of my personal work has been dedicated to documenting the stories of exceptional American women.  I am looking forward to working with the Board, our Staff, and the community as we move into the new year.”
 
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