NEW YORK – Star Jones – best known as an Emmy Award-nominated TV host, attorney, best-selling author and former New York City homicide prosecutor – can now add the title president of the largest professional women’s networking organization in the country
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) announced Jones’ appointment earlier this week. She has served as chief development officer and national spokesperson for NAPW, representing the organizations over 600,000 memberships.
“NAPW defines success as ‘owning your own power,’” said Jones, declaring 2014 NAPW’s “Year of Action.”
“I am proud and honored to be the President of such a diverse, all-encompassing professional women’s networking organization. The development team and I have worked diligently to create and strengthen our already successful professional platform. As President of NAPW, I hope to further develop effective, efficient and high-quality benefits and access to our expert networking systems for our members as well as to expand the organization’s future success.”
Stars promotion was announced by Matthew Proman, NAPW founder and CEO.
As a representative for nearly 300 local chapters, Jones is responsible for the overall expansion, integration and implementation of NAPW’s development and programming strategy. Within the span of one year, she helped Proman lead a team that increased the organization’s membership over 50 percent (from 400,000 members to over 600,000). She also is credited with boosting local chapter involvement while touring chapters around the country and advocating for professional networking and supporting women’s success in business, career and life.
Jones hosted the 2014 NAPW National Networking Conference and created the NAPW Foundation – a 501c3 federally recognized philanthropic initiative that benefits several nonprofit organizations, including Dress For Success, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Girls Inc. and the American Heart Association, for which she serves as their nonprofit national volunteer.
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