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Jeanne Banks

Jeanne Banks

Placitan is new president of women’s business group

Jeanne Banks of Placitas has been elected national president of the American Business Women's Association, the nation's premier organization for working women. She was sworn into office on October 15 at the association's 2004 National Convention.

A member for twenty-four years, Banks belongs to ABWA's La Luz Chapter and Albuquerque Express Network. As national president, she will head the 2004-2005 ABWA National Board of Directors, who serve also as trustees of the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund, which has awarded more than $14 million in scholarships to women since its inception.

Banks is a former ABWA national vice president and District VI vice president and was named to the 2003 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA. She is currently senior project manager for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Albuquerque, where she specializes in large-scale system development and integration efforts.

“ABWA is actually the foundation of my professional life since I attended college with educational support from an ABWA scholarship,” Banks said. “ABWA has had a direct impact on my career as a project manager by providing a safe environment where I have honed my organizational and presentation skills.”

Founded in 1949, ABWA is a forty-five-thousand-member association with chapters and Express Networks nationwide, providing business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds. ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women's education, providing workplace skills and career development training for more than 545,000 members. For more information on the ABWA, you may contact Elizabeth Kennedy at (816) 361-6621, extension 225, or at






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