State Staff Candidates: Brenda's Team

 

Experienced Leadership of the
2018-19 Prospective Staff Officers
Administrative Vice President
Cindy Umlland, St Cloud
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Cindy has been a member since 1998 and has been active on the local, district, state and national level.  She brings experience working with not only programming but membership.  She feels ready to lead the District Directors this year and promises to be a support and encouragement through a renewed emphasis on back to the basics training.  An interesting fact about Cindy is that she attended her first convention in 1998 and hasn’t missed a MN convention since then!

Local: President (3), State Delegate (4), Membership Vice President (2), Programming Vice President (4), Treasurer, various LPM positions

District: District Director, Membership Vice President (4), Programming Vice President (2), Secretary, several DPM positions

State: Parliamentarian, Living & Learning State Program Manager, March of Dimes State Program Manager, Priority Area State Program Manager, Chaplain & Family Involvement State Program Manager, Membership Vice President

Committees: Bylaw Review Chair, Membership Management Chair, Train the Trainer Subcommittee, MNWT Foundation, 2020 by 2020 Subcommittee, USWT Charities, USWT Bylaw Review Chair, USWT Extensions, USWT Membership, Key Woman

Membership Vice President
Anna Nichols, New Hope
Chapter Management Vice President
Illeana Miller, Monticello

Anna has been active on the local, district and state level but her real passion as been her involvement in committees of the organization particularly those that focus on training and growth. She has been the force behind many of the public relations promotions on Facebook and promises to bring that dedication to membership where her main goals are to offer tools and support to the membership. She is interested in looking at the core reasons why members join volunteer organizations and bring that awareness to the MNWT. An interesting fact about Anna is that she has been a stay at home mom of six for the past ten years after working for an engineering company as a designer.

Local: President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, co-Membership Vice President, Parliamentarian, Newsletter LPM, various LPM positions

District: Membership Vice President (2), several DPM positions

State: Priority Area State Program Manager, Public Relations State Program Manager

Committees: MNWT Foundation member, Leadership Subcommittee Chair, Chapter Structure Subcommittee Chair, Key Woman

Illeana has held an officer position on the local, district or state level since the year after she joined in 2013. She has training in Criminal Justice and served on the Police Advisory Commission for the City of Monticello which may be why you often see her at conventions working with the Jail and Bail fundraisers. She has extensive background in volunteer coordination and feels she is organized, efficient and has strong time management skills making her an ideal candidate for the chapter Management Vice President position. Interesting fact about Illeana is that she loves to compete in pageants and can walk in extremely high heels effortlessly.

Local: President, Parliamentarian, Public Relations Local Program Manager

District: District Director, Parliamentarian, Youth of Today District Program Manager

State: Parliamentarian, Youth of Today State Program Manager

Internal Vice President
Stephanie Putzier, Byron
External Vice President
Cindy Golbuff, Glenville

Stephanie brings a strong sense of organization to the team. She credits Women of Today with giving her the ability to speak publicly with confidence. She found her “voice” through her membership over the past 15 years. She has achieved a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is excited to use some of her experience from here coaching the programming staff and helping to redefine what programming means to WT. Interesting fact about Stephanie is that she dislikes chocolate but loves any type of puzzles.

Local: President (2), Programming Vice President (many times), State Delegate, Secretary, various LPM positions

District: District Director, Vice President, Enrichment Coordinator, Treasurer, various DPM positions

State: Records & Recognition State Program Manager, Secretary, Women's Wellness State Program Manager, Personal Enrichment State Program Manager

Committees: Key Woman, Train the Trainer Committee Chair, Programming Task Force Co-chair

Cindy is the positive force behind this team. She brings a sense of joy, calm, and “we can do this” attitude. She feels very passionate about programming and wants to ensure that all members have the opportunities to grow from this organization like she has. She is currently continuing her own education for Human Resource Management. Interesting fact about Cindy is that she and her husband of 32 years love to motorcycle.

Local: President, Secretary, Treasurer, State Delegate, Programming Vice President, various LPM positions

District: District Director, Secretary and District, Treasurer, various DPM positions

State: Way & Means State Program Manager, Living & Learning State Program Manager

Committees: Finance Committee Member

Secretary
Debbi Benke, Roseau
Extensions Director
Heidi Westerlund, Aitkin

When you think of Debbi, you have to think about someone with a constant smile on her face and a laughter that is contagious. She excelled on the state level as Membership VP and worked hard as she traveled the state the year she was Chapter Management Vice President. Debbi adds excitement to almost anything she does and is planning to bring an unique change to the Secretary position by sharing her “morning minutes”…a twist on what you normally would expect a Secretary to do! Interesting fact about Debbi is that she has difficulty with reading a map and can sometimes be found taking the “scenic route” to a meeting.

Local: President (2), Secretary, Membership Vice President, Treasurer, various LPM positions

District: District Director, various DPM positions

State: Membership Vice President, Chapter Management Vice President

Heidi’s dedication to the organization and experience in membership areas brings a well rounded background to the team. Her strong desire to continue to see an emphasis in membership with not only developing new chapters and members but also concentrating on orientation and retention of existing members is what will impact membership numbers this next year. Heidi’s work takes her all over the state so this adds to the benefit for her stepping into this position. An interesting fact about Heidi is that her ideal day would include reading a good book.

Local: President, State Delegate, Programming Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian, various LPM positions

District: District Director, Programing Vice President, various DPM positions

State: Administrative Vice President, Chapter Management Vice President, External Vice President, Presidential Assistant, Priority Area State Program Manager

Committees: MNWT Foundation, Membership Management Chair

Parliamentarian
Barb Zeroth, Rice
Presidential Assistant
Christine Sibilleau, Roseau

Barb may be quiet but she is definitely a force to be dealt with when it comes to research and understanding of the details of any job she has held. She tackles all projects with the same sense of dedication and need to understand first before making decisions. All perfect for the position of a parliamentarian. Interest fact about Barb is that she likes to camp and hunt with her family, and loves the outdoors.

Local: President,State Delegate, Secretary, Treasurer, various LPM positions

District: District Director, various DPM positions

State: External Vice President, Priority Area State Program Manager, Women’s Wellness State Program Manager

Christine has been active on all levels of the organization. She is the creative person on the team in addition to being the Google Docs expert. Her skills are well rounded with her strong ability to organize and deliver exceptional training on almost any area of this organization. She has been involved with programming, as well as recently Administrative Vice President. Her goal this year is to bring some unique and unexpected changes to the PA position. Interesting fact about Christine is that she has been known to drive 20 miles out of the way just for a good cup of coffee. Christine is also from Canada and at times has her own way of pronouncing things. If you see her…ask her about “decals.”

Local: President (4), State Delegate (2), Membership Vice President (3), Parliamentarian, various LPM positions

District: District Director, Programming Vice President, various DPM positions

State: Internal Vice President, Chapter Management Vice President, Administrative Vice President, NEWSLET Editor

Committees: Future Directions, Marketing, Membership Management, Go-Green Subcommittee Chair (3), Web Helper (2)

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