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May 26, 2010  
   For Immediate Release

National PTA Hires Director of Membership, Field Operations

CHICAGO (May 26, 2010) –The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) recently hired Anne Wald as their new Director of Membership and Field Operations. Wald has more than 20 years of experience in human relations and membership development.

In her new role as a National PTA Director of Membership and Field Operations, Wald is tasked to increase parent awareness and involvement in their children’s education, school, and local PTA. She will also work to increase membership, increase the appreciation of quality teachers, and increase the visibility of the needs of urban parents.

“As National PTA’s membership remains strong, we recognize that there are communities that don’t have PTAs. Anne shares the vision of the association to bridge that gap and ensure we’re truly speaking for every child with one voice.” said National PTA CEO Byron V. Garrett.  “We are excited to have Anne join our staff to help move us forward and engage families in all communities.”

 “I will live up to a merit and moral that I believe in the most, as a member of the National PTA and as the mother of three children. I can think of no moral cause greater than the future of our children,” said Wald. “I am looking forward to not only gaining support for youth and parents, but for every member of the community because we all have a stake in education and the future of our country.”

Wald previously worked for the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. where she was vice president of membership and customer service.  In this role, she was responsible for membership growth, retention and marketing activities.  Over the last eight years, Wald initiated numerous programs that resulted in increasing retention and productivity; and promoting online interactivity for members. 

About National PTA

PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. 


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