SARASOTA, Fla. – The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County (WRCSC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering women in Sarasota County and enriching their lives, recently welcomed Valerie H. Goddard as executive director.
Goddard has over 25 years experience in executive management, most recently as the executive director of a United Way agency in Tampa, Fla. and, prior to that, as the deputy director of Child Development for the Department of Defense.
She was appointed by Governors Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to serve as a gubernatorial appointee to the special taxing district with responsibility to allocate $36 million to community organizations in Hillsborough County.
“We are thrilled that Valerie has become a part of the rich legacy of service that has been established at the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County,” says Renée Hamad, WRCSC board president. “Together, with the board, staff, volunteers and Valerie’s experience and talents, we will work collaboratively to develop strong partnerships as well as expand our outreach in the greater Sarasota community.”
Goddard, a Massachusetts native born to a military family and educated abroad, completed preliminary coursework toward a MBA from National University and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Whittier College.
For more information on the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, please call 941-366-1700 or visit www.TheWomensResourceCenter.org.
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Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, Inc.
For 34 years, the not-for-profit agency has provided women (and men) with life skills training, career planning and educational scholarships in Sarasota County. The mission of the organization is to create personal, social and professional growth opportunities to women and provide strategies for living that strengthen them, their families and their communities.