About Us

Founded in November 1979 by Jean Kruse, Liz Sparks, and Carolyn Stephens, the Professional Women’s Network (PWN) sought to improve the upward mobility of women in the professional and business world. We remain dedicated to our founders’ ideals – women helping women strengthen professions, develop networks, and exchange knowledge.

Board of Directors

Numbering between 9 and 14 members, the PWN Board of Directors conducts the network’s business. Board members serve three-year terms, with a minimum of four members elected each year. Applicants for officer and board positions are solicited by the current Board, recommended by members, or self-nominated, based on applications submitted prior to the November General Membership Meeting each year.

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2022 Executive Leadership Team List

Jamie Meyers

President (2022)

jamie@retiresfs.com

Jessie Fergesen

Vice President (2022)

jfergesen@kernels.com

Sarah Murphy

Treasurer

sarah.ensminger@outlook.com

Ashlee Vander Hoek

Board Member

ashlee.vanderhoek@usbank.com

Ashley Laverty

Past President (2021)

aleverty@gmail.com

Cyanna Boggess

Board Member

cyanna_boggess@yahoo.com

Courtney Misener

Board Member

hello@courtneymisener.com

Mindy Kayser

Board Member

mkayser@mercycare.org

Diane DeGroote Smith

Board Member

D.Smith@creventslive.com

Ann Roushar

Director of operations (2022)

pwn@pwn.org