Autumn 2020

Sindy Yeh [in], Senior Business Ambassador for Arlington Economic Development, has an article titled "Biz Talk: Virginia's V3 Program Provides Training for Arlington Businesses Interested in Hiring Veterans" featured on Sindy is a member of the WNG Board of Advisors.

Şirin Köprücü [in], Founder and Principal of StrategicStraits, Inc, has been published in the Association Ventures Playbook on a topic critical to associations and societies today. The article is titled "Advance Your Association’s Organizational Capacity with a Global Mindset: Multiply Connections into Value Creation," and explores how people can emerge stronger in an interconnected, disruptive, fast changing world, and how associations (in all countries/locations) can help facilitate this process while also strengthening their organizational and financial capacity. Şirin is a member of the WNG International Roundtable leadership committee.

Kent Gring [in] is now Vice President (Elect) of Professional Development for the Project Management Institute's PMI Silver Spring Chapter, commencing his transition into this new role starting January 2021.

Tim Riordan [in] has been promoted to President & CEO at BIPAC located in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of the organization whose mission is to advance economic prosperity by empowering private-sector employees to become pro-jobs voters and advocates through voter education, grassroots advocacy, and PAC participation. Congratulations!

Amy Casterner [in] has joined the American Nurses Association as ANA Board Administrator & Governance Advisor. Previously, she was Chief of Staff at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Congratulations!

Warren White [in] has joined Volo Sports as their Human Resources Director. Volo provides year-round access for adults 21+ to participate in a variety of sports, fitness, tournaments, social activities, and virtual events including trivia, game shows and more. Previously, Warren was Senior Recruitment Business Partner with Nonprofit HR's Talent Acquisition team.

Michael Seo [in], Co-founder of ReaMedica, reports that ReaMedica Health has a new blog post titled "Can social entrepreneurs achieve community immunity against corruption?" on the Accountabilitylab website. Michael is a member of our WNG International Council and previously served on the WNG Board of Advisors. Please contact Michael via email with any queries and comments.

Need a Break? Kristia Benthien [in] did too. So the Principal Consultant with Five Dice Marketing started a blog designed to help us all figure out what Taking a Break can look and feel like for different folks.

Aptly named, it's called Takes a Break. The Break Room showcases resources to help you Take a Break—things like virtual events, relaxing and thought-provoking podcasts, and fun-loving games. All for the sake of recognizing that weaving Breaks into our daily lives are favorable for your mental health and our collective mental health as a society!

Blog articles more your speed? Take a peek at why "COVID Guests are the Worst," a guest author's experience on "Calming Her Inner Storm," the origin story of how this "Happy Break Taking Accident Happened," and more. New content all the time! Check it out and share it with others who may be looking to check in on themselves. And remember, we ALL need a Break sometimes! Sign up here:

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