January Board Member of the Month: Sherri Anne Green
Points of Light and BoardSource are proud to announce Sherri Anne Green as the January 2013 Board Member of the Month.
Sherri is the Director of Business Development at LM&O Advertising in Arlington, VA. She was nominated for her work with the DC Ad Club in Washington, D.C. by Carol Montoya, President of Potomac Management Resources, the DC Ad Club’s association management company. Carol was eager to share her thoughts about Sherri, “Sherri has served on our board for six years and was recently elected to a third year as president, a testament to how much we value her leadership.”
During a recent interview Sherri shared that she serves in the DC Ad Club because she believes in the local advertising community: “The DC region is often overlooked for the variety of industries we have, and advertising is one of those. We have a really vibrant and creative advertising community that’s made up of agencies, media, PR, technology specialists, photographers, and every other professional that touches the advertising industry. I’m really inspired to show off the contributions that we make as a key part of every business’s needs, and that’s their marketing and advertising.”
Serving on a nonprofit board is hard and dedicated work, but most board members find it overwhelmingly fulfilling. We asked Sherri to share with us the advice she would give to those looking to serve on a board. She replied, “You’ve got to find an organization that you really believe in, and beyond that, you have to start volunteering. It is extremely important for nonprofit boards to have people who are willing to get the work done, and who have time to contribute to get the work done. Having a proven track record of enthusiasm and willingness to help, as well as leadership on a committee or with an event or program, shows how you can contribute in a more senior/larger leadership role with the organization.”
Points of Light and BoardSource created the Board Member of the Month award to honor outstanding individuals for their commitment to advancing the public good through exceptional nonprofit board leadership. We are so glad that Sherri was able to find an organization that she believes in.
As the January 2013 Board Member of the Month, Sherri Anne Green receives complimentary registration to the Points of Light and BoardSource national conferences and a year of BoardSource membership. She also becomes a candidate for the Board Member of the Year Award, which will be announced in December 2013.
Click here to nominate an outstanding individual for the Board Member of the Year Award.