updated: 6/11/2009 5:56:38 PM
The Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has hired a new executive director. Stacy Shew most recently was Indiana's Deputy Director of Certification and Operations for Minority & Women's Business Enterprises. Prior to working for the state, she spent 11 years with Marsh Supermarkets, LLC.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
June 11, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-Indianapolis) has hired Stacy Shew as its new executive director.
Shew, who most recently was the State of Indiana's Deputy Director of Certification and Operations for Minority & Women's Business Enterprises, will be responsible for promoting women business development in Indiana by further establishing and building relationships with local political, government and corporate diversity constituents.
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, Shew will be responsible for developing and creating new programs, including membership drives, events and fundraising campaigns. Shew's responsibilities will also include strengthening the vision of NAWBO-Indianapolis, which is one of the fastest growing NAWBO chapters in the country.
"NAWBO-Indianapolis fulfills a vital role, supporting women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. I am thrilled to be joining such an important and thriving organization," said Shew.
Shew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position in business development, government affairs, corporate sponsorships, special events and supplier diversity. As Indiana's Deputy Director of Certification and Operations, she was responsible for developing programs and policies to maintain the integrity of the state's certification program. She also collaborated on outreach efforts, training and partnerships with the sole focus of increasing participation for minority and women-owned businesses. Prior to being named deputy director in March 2007, Shew served as the MWBE business development manager, where she analyzed state spending trends to determine emerging opportunities for MWBE firms as well as overseeing state contracting with regards to MWBE diversity utilization.
"I am very so excited to have Stacy become a part of NAWBO-Indianapolis. Bringing such a diverse background to NAWBO-Indy, especially her experience in government affairs and supplier diversity, is only going to strengthen an already strong chapter and definitely take it to the next level," said Jill Hall, NAWBO-Indy's Board of Directors President.
Dottie Hancock, NAWBO-Indianapolis' Board of Directors President-Elect added, "We are thrilled to have someone of Stacy's caliber joining NAWBO-Indy as executive director. She brings a wealth of experience from running a business to being an advocate for women at the government level, and that we are indeed fortunate to have her as our executive director."
Prior to working for the state, Shew spent 11 years with Marsh Supermarkets, LLC, in a variety of roles, including the director of marketing for Enflora Flowers for Business; director of operations for McNamara Florist, LLC (Marsh, LLC); and director of Marsh's Fresh Express Home Delivery and Pick-Up. During her tenure with Marsh, Shew served as a representative in the business and non-profit community, promoted and negotiated sponsorships and planned events.
Shew has spent a lifetime serving as a volunteer and committee member for non-profit organizations, including Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, Humane Society of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Arts Center and the American Cancer Society.
Shew earned a bachelor's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Purdue University. She also has a master's certification in human resource management, as well as a project management certification from Villanova University. She is a Sagamore of the Wabash and Honorary Treasurer of the State recipient.
The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. As an organization with a "customer first" philosophy, we: STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture; BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers.
Source: National Association of Women Business Owners