NEW YORK, NY (March 26, 2012)– Allison Hyers has been appointed as Chairwoman of GlamourGals Foundations Advisory Board,. In her role, Hyers will lead a team of nearly 25 established professionals in providing strategic support and advice to support the organizations fiscal development and programmatic expansion throughout the United States.
Hyers assumes this role from Susan Schulz, who Chaired the Advisory Board for 5 years and who will remain on the Advisory Board and is the Secretary for the organization’s Board of Directors. “While I have had the honor of serving as Advisory Board Chairwoman for the past 5 years, I am looking forward to working under our new Advisory Board Chairwoman, Allison Hyers. Ever since I met Allison a little over a year ago, I have been so impressed with her ideas and enthusiasm for GG. We’ve already had a taste of what she can bring to us through the holiday shopping event at Lilly Pulitzer, and that was before was Chairwoman! Allison is a natural leader and GlamourGals will grown to new heights with her motivating our amazing Advisory Board of dedicated women,” says Schulz.
Hyers has an established professional career as a leader in recruiting and resource management professional across several industries ranging from educational start-ups to cutting edge advertising agencies and looks forward to her new leadership role at GlamourGals. “It is a great privilege to be appointed chairwoman and I am thrilled to share in the GlamourGals vision with so many uniquely talented and dedicated volunteers and board members. I look forward to exceeding our 2012 goals and to helping expand GG reach more teens and seniors; a perfect combination!,” says Allison.
Hyers attended Syracuse University and received a Bachelors of Science in Information Studies. She currently acts as a mentor to incoming freshman and graduating seniors. Allison has participated on panels on topics such as: Women in Technology and How to get a Job in Advertising. In addition to volunteering at GlamourGals, Hyers has also been an active volunteer with the New York Junior League for over 10 years and has worked and chaired across all of the organization’s focus areas: training and development, community and fundraising. Currently, Hyers is also the Co-Chair of the Non-profit Board Clearing House Committee, which trains participants to be effective board members, and has had a high success rate of placing students with appropriate non-profit boards. In addition, Hyers has also participated in triathlon events to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.
Kavita Mehra, NYC Metro Area Program Director GlamourGals Foundation, Inc. 631.404.0761 Kavita at glamourgals.org
GlamourGals is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has inspired and organized teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has 67 teen volunteer chapters across 13 states that engages over 1,300 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,000 senior women. These chapters follow our “hot pink leadership” curriculum, which inspires and organizes our teens through multiple mediums. The seniors who participate in the GlamourGals program feel a renewed sense of beauty and dignity while teens are able to discover their potential as leaders as compassionate community volunteers. Oprah Winfrey, The New York Times, CosmoGIRL!, and The Saturday Early Show on CBS have all commended the GlamourGals program. For more information, please visit www.glamourgals.org.