It was February 1, 2022, when Miki Woodard officially succeeded retiring Texas Women’s Foundation President/CEO Ros Dawson Thompson after a nationwide search.
Word just arrived that, “This morning, the Board of Directors of Texas Women’s Foundation received the resignation of Michelynn ‘Miki’ Woodard from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.”
According to Board Chair Hilda Galvan, “After a year of trying to make it work, Miki determined that the challenges of serving as CEO required her to spend more energy and time in Dallas than anticipated. Texas Women’s Foundation agreed that it would be in the best interest of Miki and the organization to accept her resignation effective immediately. We are grateful to Miki for her service and her many contributions that helped elevate the Foundation’s national and statewide profile. We wish her the very best in her future plans and endeavors.”
As the search immediately gets underway to replace Miki, Foundation Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Dena Jackson will take on the responsibility of operational matters, as well as “some of the functions of the CEO, with significant support and engagement of the Board Chair.”
Before joining the Foundation in 2012, Dena was the Dallas Regional Chamber VP of education and spent 10 years in the nonprofit arena and 12 years in health care administration.
In closing, Hilda added, “We are confident that Dena and the outstanding team at Texas Women’s Foundation will manage a smooth transition that ensures the mission of serving Texas women and girls continues to be fulfilled.”
Needless to say, the Foundation’s Leadership Forum And Awards Celebration will carry on as planned at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Thursday, April 27, with moderator/speaker Jenna Bush Hager and the recipients of the Maura and Young Leaders award recipients.
* Photo provided by Texas Women's Foundation
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