Two new board members for Women’s Hall of Fame

The National Women’s Hall of Fame (“NWHF”), headquartered in Seneca Falls, New York, announces the election of two new board members and its new officers for 2015.Menzo D. Case of Seneca Falls, New York and Nadia N. Shahram of Williamsville, New York were elected to the Board of Directors.Menzo D. Case is the President & CEO of Generations Bank and Generations Agency headquartered in Seneca Falls, New York. He is an active member of the Seneca Falls community and serves on a number of non-profit organizations throughout the region. Mr. Case is the current president of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County, Inc., where he has served as a board member for fifteen years. He is also currently on the boards of Finger Lakes Health (Geneva, New York); Seneca Falls Economic Development Corporation (Seneca Falls, New York); Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes (Geneva, New York); Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship (Seneca Falls, New York); and the Merry-Go-Round Theater (Auburn, New York). Mr. Case most recently completed a term as a board member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (Geneva, New York), serving as the Chair of the Youth Council Committee.A resident of Seneca Falls, Mr. Case and his wife, Sue, have four children.Nadia N. Shahram is a family mediator at the Rochester Mediation Center in Rochester, New York and has been a practicing attorney in the field of Matrimonial Mediation for the past 15 years. She is a board member of the Family Justice Center of Erie County, a member of Women and Erie County Bar Associations and a board member of the New York State Council of Divorce Mediation. She has served on a number of advisory boards and has collaborated with numerous cultural, civic, humanitarian and educational organizations including the International Institute of Buffalo, Journey’s End Refugee Services and the YWCA of Niagara County. Ms. Shahram is the founder and president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women. In 2012 she established a scholarship to encourage and enable Moslem women to pursue higher education. Ms. Shahram writes regularly for the Erie Bar Bulletin and local newspapers in Buffalo and has published her first novel, Marriage on the Street Corners of Tehran.The officers elected for 2015 include: Jeanne M. Giovannini, of Seneca Falls, New York – President – succeeds Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. who has been named the new CEO of the NWHF; Eileen Hartmann of Pittsford, New York – Vice President; Rona Carr of New York City – Secretary; and Marianne O’Connor of Auburn, New York – Treasurer.”I am excited to welcome Menzo and Nadia to our board. Generations Bank has been a good friend and supporter of the Hall for many years, and I’m pleased that Menzo has chosen to join our efforts. Nadia’s global view and mediation experience will bring a fresh perspective to our programming. Both of our new board members’ professional expertise, community involvement and commitment to women’s issues will be vital to the Hall as we continue our important journey,” stated Jeanne Giovannini. “I also look forward to working with our team of officers who will guide our board in its critical work during 2015, the Hall’s 25th Induction Year.” About the National Women’s Hall of FameThe National Women’s Hall of Fame (NWHF) is the nation’s oldest membership organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of great American women. It was created in 1969 in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of the American Women’s Rights Movement by a group of local women and men who believe that the contributions of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where the fight for women’s rights began. The NWHF, a 502(c)(3), not-for profit organization, is located in the heart of downtown Seneca Falls, NY. For more information about the National Women’s Hall of Fame, please visit greatwomen.org.

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