JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold. The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014. Additionally Holland will launch a new organization, East Valley Women, in Spring 2014. Herold will assist Holland with the launch and development of East Valley Women.
Holland will be the president and CEO for each organization. Holland has substantial experience in corporate and nonprofit organizations in a wide variety of business areas from public relations, sales and marketing, leadership development, project management, finance, customer service, management training and event coordination for the past 28 years with companies such as Wells Fargo, Border Trade Alliance, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Hyatt Hotels and Dun & Bradstreet. Her previous role as Vice President, Community Affairs Manager for Wells Fargo’s Arizona region provides her a wide bandwidth of contacts and community resources. In addition, Holland has served the community in numerous roles such as chairing community events, serving on boards and volunteering for numerous nonprofits such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Sleep America Charities, Arizona Community Foundation, Diocese of Phoenix, Xavier College Preparatory, Arthritis Foundation and many others.
During comments made at the November meetings Herold said, “I am confident that JoAnn’s dynamic leadership style, vision for the future, and excellent management skills will benefit these organizations. My involvement will continue as founder and official ambassador and fairy godmother. I look forward to enjoying many creative endeavors and my community partnerships.”
Women of Scottsdale, founded in 1998, celebrates the “Spirit of Scottsdale” in the refined setting of an elegant reception and luncheon the third Friday of every month at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Business and professional women, community leaders, and women from all walks of life are welcome.
Central Phoenix Women, founded in 2006, meets monthly at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. Central Phoenix Women is an organization for women who have established themselves professionally and demonstrated their commitment to the community. Members are individuals who wish to enhance their leadership by connecting with like-minded women to share information, ideas, contacts and opportunities.
Herold founded three distinguished women’s organizations in the Valley, Women of Scottsdale, West Valley Women, and Central Phoenix Women, all three are thriving today. West Valley Women, founded in 2005, is led by president Lisa E. Platt. For over 15 years Herold was an active journalist in the Valley covering society, philanthropy and culture. Herold is the founder of Society of Chairs, an impressive annual dinner honoring nonprofit leaders and their volunteer chairs.