Recently two of our steadfast volunteers have stepped up to important new positions in the club. Their initiative is contagious. Read this and you might get motivated to step up yourself! Regina Jaslow, W’97, brings valuable experience to her new volunteer role as Vice President of the Business Development Division for the WCNY. She and her husband, Jason Jaslow, W’95, EAS’95, built their own business, Mimosa Digital, a growing, innovative printing service. Regina also develops business and an award-winning environment for the Penn Club on West 44th Street as its Director of Member Marketing.
Within the WCNY, Regina continues to serve on the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Steering Committee for the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner. Her previous responsibilities include Vice President of Programming from 2004 to 2011, and Chair of the University Relations Committee from 2003 to 2004.
In her new role, Regina will oversee the Club’s Wharton Investment Resource Exchange (WIRE), Leads Councils and Affinity Groups. “The major initiative for this division is to help produce tangible results for its members,” explains Regina. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help make this a reality for our alumni.” For example, under WIRE, the Wharton Angel Network brings together early-stage investors and entrepreneurs, while at the Wharton Investor Network, investors who are looking for quality investments can connect with more established firms who are looking for funding. Thank you, Regina.
Jennifer Gregoriou, W’78, knows how to get things done. More importantly, she knows how to help others get things done quickly, quietly and with sang-froid. It is, after all, what she does as the owner of a personal/virtual assistance and small-business consulting company, www.jennifergregoriou.com
What good luck that Jennifer accepted the promotion to become Vice President of Programming for the WCNY, building on Regina Jaslow’s foundation. In her new role, she will oversee University Relations, the Social and Special Events Committee (including the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner), Community Partnerships, and the Speaker Series (including the President’s Forum). Jennifer formerly chaired the Speaker Series Committee and was a contributing member of the Social and Special Events Committee and the 2006 launch of the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner.
“I look forward to working with several great people in the Programming Division,” Jennifer says. “The Speaker Series’ new Chair, Sandra James, W’78, will deliver programs to intellectually stimulate the alumni network. This committee is composed of Author events, Entrepreneurial events, Special Interest events and Business Leadership events. Sandra has been a member of this committee for the past four years and is an excellent candidate to take over as Chair.”
“The Social and Special Events Committee develops and implements activities to entertain the alumni network culturally, socially and intellectually. This Committee is thriving under the leadership of Jeannette Chang, W’08, and I’m thrilled to work with Jeannette as we move forward. The Community Partnership Committee provides opportunities for Wharton alumni to have an impact on not-for-profit organizations. Jeannette, who has been a co-chair of this committee, will chair the committee until a new Chair is selected.”
“The University Relations Committee, chaired by Gilles Guillon, WG’04, and Ade Adedeji, WG’06, develops, implements and coordinates all communications and relationships with the University of Pennsylvania, as well as with other alumni clubs and alumni. My goal is to assist Gilles and Ade as they continue the amazing job they have done for this committee. The solid relationship they have established with the Wharton School’s MBA Admission Office is unparalleled and key to driving prospective students to enroll in the Wharton program.”
Jennifer explains, “I enjoy working with people and see my role as a facilitator for Wharton alumni to meet and interact with one another. I want to ensure that each committee is suitably staffed and that each has a committee Chairperson in place. You will see me at volunteer receptions, alumni meet-ups and various committee events. And I plan to work with the various Chairs to ensure that the many inquiries that come into the club are handled and resolved. I look forward to meeting our alumni!”