World Affairs Forum Names Stamford Resident Executive Director

Global affairs awareness organization gets new community leader
Wendy Skratt and Bas Nabulsi at WorldQuest
Wendy Skratt and Bas Nabulsi at WorldQuest
STAMFORD, Conn. - May 16, 2018 - PRLog -- The World Affairs Forum today announced that it has appointed Stamford resident Wendy Skratt as Executive Director effective July 1, 2018. Formerly Director of Communications & Events of the World Affairs Forum, Skratt's top priorities will be expanding membership and enhancing public awareness of the non-profit, non-partisan organization that's dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America's role in the world.

Kay J. Maxwell, Executive Director since 2007, announced her retirement effective June 30, 2018. "Kay's dedication and conscientious leadership helped the World Affairs Forum navigate the Great Recession and transformed it into a more accessible and sustainable membership organization," said Bas Nabulsi, Chairman of World Affairs Forum's Board of Directors.

Maxwell gave Skratt her highest endorsement, adding that she's looking forward to the transition. "Having worked with Wendy for the past two years, I know she is the right choice to move the organization to the next level, particularly given her notable experience in leading non-profits," Maxwell said. "I'd like to thank the Board and all of our members for their steadfast support. I'm excited for what's to come."

Before joining the World Affairs Forum, Skratt was President of the League of Women Voters of Stamford. "Creating better community access to quality information is what I am most passionate about," Skratt said.  "At the Forum, we create a social environment for learning and conversation about foreign policy and global affairs in a casual and non-partisan environment where everyone is encouraged to participate. The World Affairs Forum delivers meaningful face-to-face policy discussions through its 30 programs annually, giving local residents a chance to learn about global affairs at a variety of venues and membership levels."

Before her work with non-profits, Skratt was an entrepreneur who ran a photography business for more than 15 years. She has also lived and worked in Italy and Great Britain. "The skills I honed while running my small business are directly applicable to the world of non-profits: flexibility, creativity and finding ways to work smarter."

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America's role in the world.  Located in Stamford, it serves both Fairfield and Westchester Counties.  The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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