Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
NAPW honors Joan D. Urbaniak, MBA, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Urbaniak is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
“I very much enjoy assisting nonprofits in restructuring and rebranding themselves,” says Ms. Urbaniak, Executive Director of the Community Associations Institute-Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
Dedicated to building better communities, the mission of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), an international nonprofit organization, is to provide education and resources to community association homeowner leaders, professional managers, association management companies and other businesses and professionals who provide products and services to community associations. Ms. Urbaniak skillfully manages the day-to-day operations of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter office, which includes supervising 13 committees of volunteers, overseeing community outreach activities and providing members with relevant resources and industry information. She is instrumental in orchestrating more than 30 networking events throughout the year where members can support one another. “At all of these events, I bring people together to foster communication, encourage business and advance education,” says Ms. Urbaniak.
Joan Urbaniak has a proven track record when it comes to fundraising and has raised more than $500,000 annually by securing sponsorships, making key connections and holding highly successful networking events for CAI. She has also helped many organizations improve their business. “I have been successful at turning around organizations and helping them form strategic alliances and grow their membership / product offerings, which enable them to thrive financially,” she says.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.