Current EDSF Executive Director Jeanne Mowlds to retire
Press release from the issuing company
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. U.S.A (Aug. 28, 2007)---EDSF, the non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and graphic communications marketplace, announced today that Jeanne Mowlds will retire as executive director and that a new executive director will be named in the near future. Mowlds, who has been with the foundation since its inception in 1996, will continue with the non-profit through the new administrator"s transition.
"My decision comes at a time when EDSF has grown into a strong organization that serves the marketplace," said Mowlds. "Working together as a team---board, donors, volunteers, leading-edge companies---we have shaped EDSF programs that benefit and serve the future of the industry. This is the right time to transition to the next generation of leadership. My new phase of life will involve new and different challenges, opportunities and adventures."
Quincy Allen, EDSF chair of the board and president of Xerox"s Production Systems Group, said, "Jeanne has served as an invaluable resource to EDSF in the more than 10 years she has been with the organization. We congratulate her on her retirement as executive director and thank her for the long legacy of service she leaves behind, which is sure to benefit the industry for many years to come."
Brian Baxendale, former EDSF chair and retired corporate executive vice president, Pitney Bowes, Inc., said, "Jeanne Mowlds, as executive director, has been the heart, soul and face of the EDSF since its creation in 1996. She has been the everyday driving force, the producer of excellent programs and a long-term strategist. Her ability to communicate at all levels of our industry, including academia and with the student"s themselves, was outstanding. There are many students and graduates in our industry who owe a lot to Jeanne, as does the industry. She is a person of great humanity, integrity and giving."
Over the last decade, Mowlds has been instrumental in bringing the Foundation to a prominent and respected position within the document management and graphic communications industry. While at the Foundation, Mowlds helped build a library of valuable industry research through grants to academic institutions and in partnership with major industry research firms. She worked with the Foundation to implement a scholarship program, presenting more than 225 scholarship awards to students worldwide. Mowlds was also integral in the development of an EDSF board, representing key leadership and demographics of the industry.
In addition, she managed EDSF"s awards program, which has recognized 49 educators and programs of excellence---worldwide---to encourage their innovativeness and excellence as they teach future professionals. Throughout her tenure, Mowlds has collaborated with various industry organizations to promote student awareness about the industry and its varied careers.
Mowlds is a past recipient of the OutputLinks Women of Distinction Award and a certified Electronic Document Professional (EDP). She is a member of the board of directors for the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation and the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc.
For additional information on EDSF, visit www.edsf.org.
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