Kristin Ioannou named PA Women Work's Executive Director
Julie Marx-Lally, PA Women Work’s CEO of nearly ten years, announced her retirement earlier this year. Thanks to her leadership, PA Women Work grew from a one-program organization to a robust workforce development agency with a larger operating budget and staff. Julie’s last day with our organization will be June 30, 2021.
We are pleased and excited to announce that Kristin Ioannou, current Deputy Director, will assume the role of Executive Director. Kristin has been with the organization since 2002 when she signed on as a volunteer and member of the Corporate Advisory Committee. She joined our staff as Deputy Director almost a decade ago. In this role, she worked alongside Julie throughout her tenure and supports all aspects of the organization’s operations.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead an organization that I have been passionate about and devoted to for nearly 20 years,” Kristin said. “I look forward to building upon what has been created to best meet the needs of job-seekers across the state.”
Kristin aims to ensure women and at-risk populations are provided equal opportunities in the workforce, have access to trainings and professional networks, and receive the support they need to find jobs where they can achieve financial security and career growth.
With a strong background in communications and development, Kristin also hopes to expand our partnerships and overall visibility of the organization. “I don’t want to be the ‘best kept secret,’” Kristin said, “I want to expand awareness of the life-changing services we provide.”
Prior to her time at PA Women Work, Kristin worked in the corporate sector and gained experience in corporate communications, community relations, human resources, project management, and more. She will step into the Executive Director position on July 1, 2021. Additionally, Susan Showalter-Bucher, current Director of Programs, will become the organization's Deputy Director.