NEW YORK, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Women announced today the appointment of Star Jones as President of the largest professional women's networking organization in the country effective June, 2014. Ms. Jones, who is best known as an Emmy Award-nominated TV host, attorney, best-selling author and former New York City homicide prosecutor, has served as Chief Development Officer and National Spokesperson for NAPW representing the organizations over 600,000 memberships.
"Through her many achievements, outstanding accomplishments and excellent leadership, I am very pleased and honored to announce the promotion of Star Jones, Chief Development Officer and National Spokesperson to President and National Spokesperson of NAPW," said Matthew Proman, founder and CEO.
As a representative for over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters, Ms. Jones is responsible for the overall expansion, integration and implementation of NAPW's development and programming strategy. Within the span of one year, Ms. Jones helped Mr. Proman lead a team that successfully increased the professional women's membership over 50% (from 400,000 members to over 600,000). She also boosted Local Chapter involvement while touring Local Chapters around the country and advocating for professional networking and supporting women's success in business, career and life. Additionally, Ms. Jones hosted the 2014 NAPW National Networking Conference and created the NAPW Foundation – a 501c3 federally recognized philanthropic initiative that benefits several nonprofit organizations, including Dress For Success, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Girls Inc. and the American Heart Association, for which she serves as their nonprofit National Volunteer.
"NAPW defines success as 'owning your own power,'" said Ms. Jones. "I am proud and honored to be the President of such a diverse, all-encompassing professional women's networking organization. The development team and I have worked diligently to create and strengthen our already successful professional platform. As President of NAPW, I hope to further develop effective, efficient and high-quality benefits and access to our expert networking systems for our members as well as to expand the organization's future success. 2014 is our Year of Action!"
The National Association of Professional Women provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.
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NAPW defines success as "owning your own power." As the largest, most-recognized organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 300 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed.
NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.
ABOUT STAR JONES
Star Jones is an Emmy Award-nominated TV host, attorney, best-selling author, and former New York City homicide prosecutor, who has worked in television for over 20 years, offering a fresh perspective to the day's most talked about crime and justice, political and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Skilled in law, media and business, Star is a featured personality for numerous consumer brands, has graced the cover of and/or been featured in every major newspaper and magazine in the country on topics ranging from news to lifestyle. Star is also an accomplished author who has written two best-selling non-fiction books; her third best-selling book, the fictional "Satan's Sisters," is currently being developed into a network television movie and series by VH1, which Star will co-Executive Produce.
Heavily involved in numerous philanthropic efforts, Star Jones is a proud Open Heart Surgery survivor and adds Heart Health Advocate to her impressive list of credentials. In 2010, Star underwent successful Open Heart Surgery, and in 2011 was named the American Heart Association's National Volunteer, utilizing her name, voice, time and international media platform to combat cardio-vascular disease, the nation's number one killer, and to champion Heart Health in America. A frequent motivational speaker, Star lectures on a variety of topics including, Law, Politics, Race, Gender Equality, Networking, Female Empowerment, Pop Culture, Fitness and Heart Health.
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SOURCE National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)