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Steering Committee

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Dawn Langeland, Co-Chair
Rochelle Rosato, Co-Chair
Susan Sholinsky, Co-Chair
Kimberly Allan
Kensey Biggs
Janet Handal
Maria Jelescu
Beverly Cooper Neufeld
Christiane Olsen
Kristal Santos
Uma Seshamani
Tammy Scholtes
Rosie von Lila

Senior Counselor: Abernathy MacGregor, Acadia Co. & Foxcroft Strategy

President & Owner, Handal Associates

Associate Manager of Conferences and Marketing, Crain Communications

Tammy Scholtes is the Event Project Manager of 2020 Women on Boards. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the NYC Planning Committee for 2020WOB’s signature program, the National Conversation on Board Diversity. Ms. Scholtes has a proven track record of creating highly successful live events with influential thoughtleaders, global investment strategists and worldwide industry experts for speaking engagements, conferences, webinars, and educational forums. Her expertise has helped top magazine and newspaper publishers successfully grow subscriber bases and gain international recognition as an industry leader of both digital and printed content.

Ms. Scholtes’ prior experience as a speaker recruiter/facilitator and conference content programmer includes working with ultra high net worth members of the Family Office Exchange, where she was the Director of Program Design. At Pensions & Investments she served as the Director of Conference Programming for the newspaper’s events held nationally and in Japan. Prior to that, she created program development for Publisher SourceMedia where she helped managed multiple annual conferences for On Wall Street, Financial Planning, Accounting Today, and Employee Benefit News. Ms. Scholtes was also a Partner for Energetic Communications in collaboration with the Financial Times’ U.S.-based conferences. At British-based Richmond Events, she brokered meetings with C-level financial executives attending the CIO Forum, an exclusive, invitation-only event held onboard a luxury ocean liner.

Ms. Scholtes received P&I’s “Alpha Award” which recognizes exceptional individual performance and contribution. Earlier in her career as a TV Producer for ABC news affiliates, she won two Emmy Awards for “Outstanding News Broadcast” and a Telly Award for “Best Corporate Video” during her tenure as an Event Planner/Corporate Video Manager for the Rite Aid Corporation.

After graduating from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, Ms. Scholtes helped organize various live television specials, concerts and social events at Manhattan Center Studios, one of the largest private event venues in NYC. Ms. Scholtes has run the NYC marathon twice and has one daughter who is currently attending college.

Interim CEO, Saving Jane: Transforming Human Trafficking Survivors into Leaders

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