PRESS RELEASE: Donna M. Baxter to Succeed Mary Pam Kilgore as President NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter

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Plans Are to Focus on Health, Revenue Growth and Education as well as to Increase Diversity within NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Membership

Pittsburgh, PA( — Donna M. Baxter, President-Elect of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh has been selected by the Board of Directors to carry out the two-year term of Mary Pam Kilgore.  Donna is the well-known Founder and Owner of Soul Pitt® Media, Western PA’s Premier Minority Community Website and Print Magazine ( Earlier, she had served on the NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007. She succeeds Mary Pam Kilgore, who had recently passed away after taking office in June of 2013.

“I’m honored to be given the privilege to serve as President of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh,” said Ms. Baxter. “I had the good fortune to meet with Mary Pam, when I was President-Elect, to review her goals for NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh. During my term as president, I plan to incorporate her ideas with new ones that we believe will help small and large business to grow.”

“Donna brings to NAWBO Pittsburgh Chapter a wealth of entrepreneurial experience and a strong technical and internet marketing background,” said Joanne Quinn-Smith, NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Public Relations Director and 2006-2008 President.  “When she served on the board from 2006-2008 we had the benchmark website of all national chapters.  Under her tutelage we look forward to returning to that.”

Donna added, “I’m optimistic about the future of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh. With the support of the new Board of Directors, we will work to develop new strategies for taking the organization to a higher level.  Diversity is key to growth and sustainability.  Our organization will continue to extend its arms embracing and supporting businesses from all communities. We’ll also create quality programming for women business owners that will express our new theme, “Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise in Business.”  This theme highlights our priorities and the concern we share for the well being of all women entrepreneurs.”Donna Baxter, CEO/Founder of Soul Pitt Mediaspends her time promoting the Soulful side of Western PA and empowering minority entrepreneurs with technology and encouraging people to “Get Online or Get Left Behind!”  Soul Pitt Media is a unique Multi-media source which includes internet, radio and television platforms., Pittsburgh’s premier Minority community, award -winning web site, receives over 450,000 page views per month.  Soul Pitt Quarterly, a complimentary print magazine is a spin-off of the website with readership from across the Tri-State area and Soul Pitt Xtra internet radio is a fast paced colorful community information show which includes news and interviews of recognizable personalities.The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by: Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makersThe Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO, founded in 1977, is the fifth
Oldest NAWBO chapter. Two national presidents have emerged from our board, and many members have been recognized for their service and advocacy for women and minority business owners.

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