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Betsey Bayless, Assoc. Leaders to Address Conference of The Association of Junior Leagues

Scottsdale event celebrates the theme of ‘Leadership Empowered’ with emerging leadership teams from among 293 Junior Leagues

 
PRLog - Jan. 23, 2014 - NEW YORK -- New York – Junior League leaders from four countries will gather in Scottsdale for the Winter Leadership Conference ofThe Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc (http://www.ajli.org/). The conference, which brings members of emerging leadership teams from the 293 independent Junior Leagues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the UK together to learn best practices in leadership, governance, management, membership and communications, will be held from January 23-25 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley.

Reflecting the conference theme – “Leadership Empowered” – the event will feature daily workshops on topics such as board leadership and governance; luncheon speakers each day will further expand on the topic in their presentations.

Friday’s luncheon panel will consist of six former AJLI Presidents and one former Vice-President, who will discuss how they developed their League leadership roles as well as in their leadership in their communities and professional lives. They are:

·         Deborah C. Brittain (Junior League of Greater Princeton and a former two-term president of the Junior League of Northern Virginia; AJLI President, 2000-2002).

·         Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker (Junior League of Buffalo; AJLI President, 1998-2000).

·         Nancy Evans (Junior League of Cedar Rapids; AJLI President, 1994-1996).

·         Sandi Kemmish May (Junior League of Fort Wayne; AJLI President, 2006-2008).

·         Maridel Moulton (Junior League of Oakland-East Bay; AJLI President, 1988-1990).

·         Debbie Brown Robinson (Junior League of Houston; AJLI President, 2008-2010).

·         MariBen Ramsey (Junior League of Austin; AJLI Vice President, 2005-2008).

Saturday’s luncheon speaker will be Betsey Bayless, President Emeritus of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public hospital system, which she led for eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer. In that role, she was awarded the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s 2011 HOPE (Honoring Our Professionals for Excellence) Healthcare Leader Award and, in 2010, was named one of Arizona’s Most Admired CEOs. She has also led efforts to protect Arizona’s health care safety net through creation of the Safety Net Care Pool and KidsCare II insurance programs. Ms. Bayless, who was Arizona Secretary of State from 1997 to 2002, is widely recognized as one of the state’s most dynamic leaders.

Current AJLI President Toni Freeman (Junior League of Charlotte) said, “For more than 11 decades, The Junior League has provided women with effective leadership training for their tenures as League leaders. However, what is fascinating to me, as a Junior League member for more than 20 years, is how training to develop more effective League leaders also often translates into leadership opportunities for their lives outside of their Leagues, both professionally and in terms of work for other nonprofit organizations at the national or local level. That is Leadership Empowered!”

About The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer, Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, creating demonstrable community impact.

Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (http://www.ajli.org/) (AJLI) is comprised of more than 155,000 women in 293 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.

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