June 1, 2016 marks the beginning of a new League year, and the Junior League of New Orleans is excited to introduce its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The JLNO strives to make a difference in the community by promoting the potential of women through voluntarism and leadership development. The organization’s Board of Directors is chosen from its membership of over 2,200 professional, compassionate women and leads the organization for a twelve-month term. The Board is responsible for governance and management, and ensuring the League’s adherence to the Junior League mission, vision and strategic plan.

“The 2016-2017 Board of Directors consists of dedicated women with diverse backgrounds and experience,” said Maria Pardo Huete, 2016-2017 President. “I am looking forward to what we can accomplish when we combine our skills and expertise with our passion for community service.”
As a group, the Board will set goals and policies which respect JLNO’s 92-year legacy and enhance the effectiveness of the League’s programs in the future. It ensures the League has adequate resources to fulfill its mission and goals and executes prudent financial oversight, ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place and that the League responsibly budgets, invests and uses the funds at its disposal.

While maintaining compliance with all legal regulations and ethical standards, the Board remains accountable to the community and operates for the public good.

Maria is excited about working with the new 2016-2017 Board during the next League year, and believes the following quote aptly characterizes JLNO service:

”I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey