Today the IWF/MA Governance Committee is writing to inform you of a significant transition in our organization’s leadership. We have successfully concluded a six-month organized and planful leadership transition process. As you know, Judy Habib has served as President of IWF/MA for close to three years. She has done a tremendous job and has brought our organization to a new level. Knowing that Judy would be ready to pass the baton in September, the Governance Committee embarked on a leadership succession process in the spring. I am happy to report that the Board of Directors unanimously voted to elect Adrienne Penta as our new President and Renee Connolly as Vice President. Both Adrienne and Renee bring years of experience with IWF/MA and their professional careers. They share a passion for our mission and are excited to assume their new responsibilities, which are effective immediately. Please join me in thanking Judy for her outstanding leadership as we congratulate Adrienne and Renee.
These leadership changes mark an exciting new chapter for our organization. Adrienne and Renee’s experience and dedication to IWF/MA will undoubtedly guide us toward even greater heights. Already, exciting changes are on the horizon, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
We look forward to officially inducting Adrienne and Renee at our upcoming Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception on December 4th.
While Judy is concluding her journey as IWF/MA President, we are please to share the she will continue to be an integral part of our organization as the Immediate Past President. In this capacity, she will provide invaluable support and guidance to our board officers and directors, ensuring a smooth transition and the continuity of our mission.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to Judy for her remarkable leadership, passion, and unwavering commitment to IWF/MA. Her leadership through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our organization, and her legacy will continue to shape IWF/MA for years to come.
As we embark on this new chapter, we encourage all IWF/MA members to start thinking about their engagement with the organization. Consider how you can contribute to our shared goals and make a difference within our community. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Call for Nominations, and think about how you can help support our organization by participating in committees and initiatives that resonate with you. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our Executive Director, Michaela Sawicki.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to IWF/MA. Our organization is stronger than ever, and we look forward to achieving even greater success together under the capable leadership of Adrienne and Renee.
Joyce A. Murphy
IWF/MA Governance Committee