(Washington, D.C., July 14, 2014)—The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO) is proud to announce that Jennah Purk, President and CEO of Purk & Associates, has been installed to its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. The board is comprised of a dynamic and diverse group of women who will continue the efforts of NAWBO to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
“NAWBO has been advocating for our women business owners and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community since 1975. We know that women entrepreneurs are a major contributor to this nation’s economy, accounting for 8.6 million businesses across the country- employing over 7.8 million people and generating $1.3 trillion in sales as of 2013,” said Darla Beggs, incoming NAWBO National Board Chair. “It is my pleasure to welcome Jennah Purk and the other amazing women business owners to our 2014-2015 Board of Directors. I am confident this group will move our organization forward and empower us to play a leading role in having an even more profound impact on job creation and economic renewal in their communities and throughout our nation.”
Jennah Purk is President and Founding Shareholder of Purk & Associates, P.C. She specializes in closely held business and high-net-worth individual taxation services, estate planning, succession planning, stock option planning and IRS examination matters. She was named to the “40 Under 40” Class of 2006 by the St. Louis Business Journal and is a 2008 graduate of the FOCUS Leadership St. Louis Program. In 2009 and 2011, Purk & Associates was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as “Best Places to Work” in the small company category, a prestigious recognition for regional employers.
The 2014-2015 NAWBO Board of Directors will be comprised of: Darla Beggs – Chair; Billie Dragoo – past chair; Teresa Meares; Kathy Warnick; Loreen Gilbert; Molly Gimmel; Jennah Purk; and Nancy Chorpenning.
“NAWBO has a longstanding history of advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs, and I am confident the remarkable group of women who comprise of 2014-2015 National Board will continue that tradition and take it to new levels,” stated Purk. “When more women are in business, our country does better. I look forward to working with this incredibly talented group of women to ensure that we can deepen the power and influence of NAWBO for the benefit of NAWBO members and women entrepreneurs across the nation and our country as a whole.”
The new Board will be formally introduced to the business community at the NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference, held September 8-9 in Indianapolis.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 8.6 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs thought the various stages of their business growth.