Women in Technology Announce Leadership Team; Appoints Phyllis Kolmus President

Phyllis Kolmus, President, Women in Technology

Phyllis Kolmus, President, Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) today announced its 2013 – 2014 board and leadership team. Phyllis Kolmus, Deputy Group Director of OSD Programs at AT&T, will lead the organization as president.

“It’s an honor to be at the helm of an organization that has spent the last 20 years helping women achieve personal and professional success,” said Phyllis Kolmus, president of WIT. “We will continue to advance women from the classroom to the boardroom through programs such as The Leadership Foundry and Girls in Technology, as well as support and mentor women with networking opportunities and educational events like our upcoming panel, ‘No One Path: Champions for Change: Reducing the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards.’”

She added, “We’ve made tremendous improvement by placing a Leadership Foundry participant on a corporate board in 2013 and we will continue to make great strides this year.”

The 2013-2014 Board Members include the following:

  • Kellye Sheehan – President Elect
  • Nancy Lamberton – Immediate Past President
  • Julie Murphy – Secretary
  • Vincette Goerl – Treasurer
  • Kathryn Harris – General Counsel
  • Kathy Furlong – Special Events Board Member At Large
  • Marguerete Luter – Executive Development Board Member at Large
  • Kelly Moore – Emerging Leaders Board Member at Large
  • Colleen Oresky – Member Development Board Member at Large
  • Susan Penfield– Strategic Alliances Board Member at Large
  • Karyn Hayes-Ryan – Women in Government Board Member at Large
  • Jayna Kliner – Communications Chair
  • Sue Butler – Membership Committee Chair
  • Donna Kilbourn – Programs Chair
  • Laura McCarthy – Sponsorship Committee Chair
  • Angela Drummond – WIT Education Foundation Board Member at Large

 The 2013 – 2014 Leadership Team include:

  • Yalanda Lang-Resemini – Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
  • Katie Grieco – Communications, PR & Media Relations Vice Chair
  • Penny Parker – Communications Committee and Marketing Vice Chair
  • Vicki Corson – Programs Liaison Vice Chair
  • Jenny Oh – Speakers Bureau Vice Chair
  • Amy Walker – Executive Women Special Interest Group Chair
  • Maria Gaboury – Executive Women Special Interest Group Vice Chair
  • Leslie Bauer – Finance Committee Chair
  • Robin McDougal – Girls in Technology Committee Chair
  • Cindy McDowell – Girls in Technology Committee Vice Chair
  • Silvia Park – Girls in Technology Committee Project Manager
  • Toni Corbett – Leadership Awards Chair
  • Jane McInerney – Leadership Awards Vice Chair
  • Denise Hart – Leadership Foundry Chair
  • Julie Bloecher – Leadership Foundry Vice Chair
  • Trang Pham – Leadership Luncheon Committee Chair
  • Donnelly Tobiere – Leadership Luncheon Committee Vice Chair
  • Lynn McUmber – Membership Committee Vice Chair
  • Patricia Remacle – Mentorship Committee Chair
  • Wendy Wright – Mentorship Committee Vice Chair
  • Pat Burke – Nominating Committee Chair
  • Gwen Kinsey – Nominating Committee Vice Chair
  • Caitlin Cloonan – Programs Vice Chair
  • Lari Young – Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group Chair
  • Alison Gonzalez – Sales & Marketing Special Interest Group Vice Chair
  • Stephanie Eberhart – Sponsorship Committee Vice Chair
  • Debra Orbacz – Strategic Alliances Chair
  • Jennifer Burns – Strategic Alliances Vice Chair
  • Saira Stahl – Strategic Alliances – Digital Media Vice Chair
  • Lisa Bethel – Technology Special Interest Group Chair
  • Lori Rizzi – Technology Special Interest Group Vice Chair
  • Deanne Kasim – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Chair
  • Angie Sanders – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Vice Chair
  • Jane Malisewski – Workforce Development Chair
  • Dagny Evans – Workforce Development Vice Chair
  • Lindsay Bulkley – Young Professionals Chair
  • Heather Diehl – Young Professionals Vice Chair
  • Geetika Tandon – Website Committee Chair
  • Latricia Dukes – Job Fair Chair
  • Maria Salter – Job Fair Vice Chair

As stated by Phyllis Kolmus, WIT will be hosting its first WIT.Connect of the 2013-2014 year titled, “No One Path:  Champions for Change: Reducing the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards” on Thursday, September 19 at at the Gannett Building in McLean, Va. This WIT.Connect is designed to provide actionable strategies and pathways for women at all stages of their careers to successfully position themselves to serve on corporate boards and to share strategies for a broad range of leadership positions. A panel of executive women will discuss their unique journeys, career choices and leadership skills that prepared them for board positions and other key management roles.



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