Whatcom Women in Business elects new executive board

The Whatcom Women in Business organization has elected its new 2019 Executive Board.

Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, capital campaign chair at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, has been elected president. Emily O’Connor, executive director of Lydia Place will serve as past president. Jamie Smeall, hr/administrator at Avenue Bread will chair the banquet committee, while while Brenda Bringhurst, real estate officer at Heritage Bank, has been elected as the organization’s treasurer. Renee Aase, operations manager and retail operations lead has been elected secretary.

In other appointments, Lisa Chovil, senior sales director of Mary Kay/Fairhaven Beauty Bar, will be the membership chair. Jamia Burns, attorney, will chair the scholarship committee. Natalie Ransom, owner of Pozie by Natalie, has been elected speaker series coordinator. Andi Dyer, real estate agent with Sterling Real Estate Group, has been elected as publicity chair. Carolyn Saletto, president of Gym Star Sports Center, will chair the Professional Woman of the Year program. Suzannah Gusukuma, artist at Lightening Tree Designs, will serve as charity committee chair.

Whatcom Women in Business is comprised of business owners and managers.

For more information, visit www.wwib.org.

Correction: An earlier version of this brief listed old information. The brief has been updated to reflect the 2019 executive board. 

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