By Michelle Hostrup, Communications Committee 2011-12
This is Part IV of a series introducing our Board of Directors, see our first blog post 5/19/11 for the introduction.
Naomi Chavez Peters, Sustainer Director 2011-12
Naomi Chavez Peters is a Junior League legend. For those who don't know her, she is actually a Sustainer, but will be the Board next year as Sustainer Director. She is a past JLPA-MP President, and the year she was President, Meaux Costello was the League Treasurer. I also learned that the year Naomi chaired the Provisional Committee, Meaux was in her Provisional class.
Naomi was an active League member for about 15 years before she went Sustainer. And although we didn't talk about what she did during those years, I know she made an impact - she has a passion for the Junior League that runs deep. In the upcoming year, she is excited to provide counsel to Meaux, and also excited to provide leadership and development opportunities for members of the League. When she's not working or involved in Sustainer activities, she instructs leadership seminars for the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). I wasn’t kidding when I said she was a Junior League legend!
What struck me the most about Naomi is how strongly she feels that the League has enriched her life. Instead of distancing herself after she became a Sustainer, she stayed heavily involved and is still committed to helping and improving our League. With her experience in leadership training and development, she is a huge resource to the League. In addition to working closely with Meaux next year, her main emphasis will be in continued leadership development for our members. Naomi is very aware of the intelligent, driven, and capable women we have in our League, and has made it a goal to bring out our hidden talents.
Stay tuned for more Board Member interviews!