Spring 2017| Posse Alumni Quarterly


PNAAC Reps Critical to Alumni Reach, Say Posse Directors

On April 18, Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) representatives from all 10 Posse cities convened in Atlanta for PNAAC and national board meetings. This was the first gathering of the 2017-18 PNAAC representatives and included several new faces hailing from the Posse cities of Chicago, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles and Miami.

PNAAC representatives serve as leaders within the alumni community, engaging fellow alumni through fundraising, volunteer, and networking efforts. PNAAC reps "oversee the alumni network and the connections between alumni that make those connections as powerful as possible," says Andy Gallagher, Posse Boston Director.

Another critical function of PNAAC reps is serving on their city's advisory board, the leadership group charged with building support for the Posse program in the local community. "PNAAC representatives’ role on the Posse Advisory Board is hugely helpful because it grounds the discussions that happen at the meeting in actual lived experience," says Tamara Wilds Lawson, Posse D.C. Director.

“For our board, it's great for them to be able to engage regularly with our top alumni leaders and see Scholars in action,” says Andy.

In their role, PNAAC representatives can have an impact on the Scholar and alumni experience. Joining PNAAC “allows them to shape what Posse's going to look like for future Scholars, and is also an opportunity to give back in a leadership role by shaping what the alumni community is going to look like," says Asaf Bar-Tura, Posse Chicago Director.

To learn more about PNAAC and how you can connect to the representatives in your city, click here or contact your Posse site. For a complete list of PNAAC representatives for the 2017-18 year, click here.

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