2018-2019 Executive Committee Announced

2018-2019 Executive Committee Announced

The Florida Federation of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (BPW/FL), one of the oldest organizations for working women, announces its 2018-2019 Executive Committee.

Jerri Evans, legal assistant to Lisa A. Hoppe, Esq. of Lisa A. Hoppe, P.A., was named President of BPW/FL July 2018. She is a 7-year member of BPW and a past president of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas. Joining Evans on the BPW/FL Executive Committee are:

  • Vice-President Sue Banks, owner/operator of Business Management for Small Businesses.  She is a 29-year member of BPW and served as BPW/FL President 2002-2003 and 2010-2011.
  • Secretary Kristin Smith, associate vice president of investments for Raymond James. She is a 19-year member of BPW, 15-year chair for the Unhappy Hour for Equal Pay Day event, and past president of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.
  • Treasurer Helen Igar, a partner at Janssen & Igar, CPAs. Helen is a 6-year member of BPW and a past treasurer of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.
  • Council of Presidents Delegate Dorothy Baudry, a certified spiritual director, traditional Usui Reiki Master and massage therapist. She is a 5-year member of BPW and serves as the current president of BPW/Hernando.
  • Parliamentarian Mary Giddens, is a retired cattle rancher. She has been a member of BPW for more than 40 years, having served as president of BPW/FL 1989-1990 and as BPW/FL PAC Chair 2016-2018.  Mary is also a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the corresponding secretary for the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians.
  • Business Manager Tiki Bates , Funeral Director and owners, Community Cremation. Tiki is a 4 year member of BPW and previously served as 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair for BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.

About BPW/FL

The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (BPW/FL), recognized as one of the oldest organizations for working women, is committed to achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. More than 300 women and men retain membership in one of 13 chapters or have at-large status in BPW/FL, which focuses its statewide legislative platform on five areas: (1) equality for all, (2) economic equity, opportunity and self-sufficiency, (3) a safe workplace, (4) health care, and (5) the environment. We build powerful women professionally, personally and politically. For more information, visit www.BPWFL.org.