League role/ position: Past President and current Financial Strategies Committee Chair
Number of years in the Junior League: 13
Have you been a member of other junior leagues? No
Tell us a little bit about where you work.
I work in human resources for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. I focus on leadership development, employee engagement, recognition and inclusion and diversity for employees working in our Health & Public Service and Communication, Media and Technology divisions. I job-share and work 2.5 days a week. I have job-shared for almost seven years with the same partner who is based in Chicago and who is now one of my closest friends.
Where are you from and where have you lived?
I grew up outside Philadelphia (Plymouth Meeting) and love all Philly sporting teams. After four years in Harrisonburg, Virginia for college, I lived in Arlington for five years and then moved to Annapolis. I have lived in the Annapolis area for 17 years and believe the Chesapeake Bay area to be one of the greatest places to live!
Tell us a little about your educational background.
I attended James Madison University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.
After quitting lacrosse in college I took up running to stay in shape. It has been my stress reliever hobby for almost 25 years now. I also do small triathlons which help keep my knees from dying out after so many years of running. With my family I enjoy skiing, boating and sailing.
What about family?
I have two sons currently aged 11 and 9 years. I was one of three children and the only girl so was spoiled during Christmas with girly gifts. My brothers still live near Philadelphia and my dad is still in the house I grew up in. Unfortunately my mom passed away several years ago due to a lung disease.
I met Anthony through work. He asked me to start sailing with him and I fell in love with Annapolis as I fell in love with him. We have been married for 17 years and currently reside in Davidsonville.
Tell us something unique.
I have worked for the same company since college (which is a long time—22 years in July)!!
Being a member of Junior League inspires me . . . to take on new challenges outside my comfort zone
Why do you love Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.?
I love the women in JLA. I also love that I’ve learned so much about Anne Arundel County and the various issues within this community. The network of resources I have made in this organization is amazing. I love that my children can see me doing hands-on-work.