July 23, 2020 – Springfield, MA- Leadership Pioneer Valley recently welcomed Lidya Rivera-Early of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) to its Board of Directors. Ms. Rivera-Early has a demonstrated history of serving on various boards and committees within our community. As a LPV LEAP Alumna, she also brings a passion for both the mission of the organization and the continued success of the Pioneer Valley.

“We are delighted to have Lidya join us,” said Lora Wondolowski, Leadership Pioneer Valley Executive Director. “Lidya understands firsthand the value of LPV. She will bring her voice, skills, and experiences to the board and will help LPV to fulfill its mission of building and connecting more diverse, committed and effective leadership for the Pioneer Valley.”

The Board also announces that Russell Peotter and Annamarie Golden will continue for an additional year in their current roles as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively.  Francia Wisnewski will be continuing as Clerk and Callie Niezgoda as treasurer.

About Leadership Pioneer Valley:
The mission of Leadership Pioneer Valley is to identify, develop and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the region. Formed in 2010 to fill a critical need for a leadership program that builds a network of emerging leaders to address the challenges and opportunities of the region, Leadership Pioneer Valley combines both classroom and hands-on, experiential learning at different locations throughout the Valley. The curriculum is designed to foster the skills, collaboration, and commitment needed to further a vibrant and culturally competent Pioneer Valley. The inaugural class launched in the fall of 2011.

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