PROJECT REACH is an initiative with the mission to increase the number of TEMPO Madison members serving on corporate and business boards. The PROJECT REACH Steering Committee is chaired by Shana Lewis and Patti Epstein. We intend to educate, network, and position TEMPO Madison members to serve on corporate and business boards.
Last year, PROJECT REACH embarked on Phase One of its initiative: Education. Led by Kim Sponem and Kris Euclide, we brought in experts to provide training to TEMPO Madison members focusing on a Determining Board Readiness, Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability Related to Board Service, and Board Recruitment.
This year, PROJECT REACH moved into Phase Two of its initiative: Connections.
We are building a TEMPO Madison Talent Database of corporate and business board bios/resumes to share with those helping to fill board vacancies. We are expanding our list of advocates and sponsors, i.e., TEMPO Madison members and others who have offered to assist us in making connections between TEMPO Madison members and those filling board seats. We are reaching out to ally associations and other business leaders to further increase our opportunities for meaningful and productive connections. We will also be offering additional training sessions focused on ESOP Associations, Board Governance, Understanding Financial Reports, and more.
For those of you who have already submitted your corporate/business board bio/resume, watch for a communication from PROJECT REACH about the launch of our database. If you have not submitted your corporate/business board bio/resume, but want to do so, please contact any of the TEMPO Madison members serving on the PROJECT REACH Steering Committee: Shana Lewis, Patti Epstein, Kris Euclide, Kim Sponem, Theola Carter, Sue Ann Kaestner, Kathy Blumenfeld, Kelda Roys, Megan Purtell, and Kathleen Murphy.
For those of you who learn about a corporate or business board vacancy or other opportunity, please contact Patti Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to connect TEMPO Madison members to those filling the vacancy.
We are very excited for the new opportunities becoming available to TEMPO Madison members as a result of the PROJECT REACH initiative.
Shana Lewis & Patti Epstein
Co-Chairs, Project Reach