• Connections to Success welcomes New Board Members

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    September 18, 2018
    September 18, 2018 – Connections to Success announced Julie Cavenaile as its new Board President and welcomed Eric Madkins as a new member of its Board of Directors. The two local leaders bring years of diverse experience to their roles on the Board and will help the regional nonprofit further its mission to break the cycle of poverty in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.
    Julie Cavenaile, Product Supply Global Quality Control Lead at Bayer, began serving on the Connections to Success Board in October 2015. With experience managing global teams and a passion for empowering others, Julie looks forward to serving in her new role.
    “I am tremendously honored to accept the role of Board President,” said Cavenaile. “As an organization we are committed to maximizing our capabilities to serve our communities and impact lives.”
    “Our unique approach to bringing hope, resources and a plan to those we serve comes from our courage to lead, our passion for making life-long connections, and our deep belief that economic independence is for everyone,” said Cavenaile. “I invite you to join us. Let’s work together, let’s do life together!”
    Eric Madkins also brings dynamic strengths and experience to the Board. Madkins currently serves as Vice President, Community Development Manager at Regions Bank and oversees community development and Community Reinvestment Act initiatives in four states, including Missouri. Madkins began his career in the nonprofit sector, working on a range of community development initiatives related to housing, lending and loss mitigation. Prior to joining Regions Bank, Madkins served at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis as Division Operating Officer and Manager of the Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center.
    About Connections to Success:
    Connections to Success inspires families to realize their dreams and achieve economic independence by providing hope, resources and a plan. With offices in the St. Louis and Kansas City regions, Connections to Success meets people where they are and helps them move toward a place of personal, economic and social strength. Their model integrates training opportunities, life transformation coaching, support services and job development to equip participants for long-term success. They provide professional clothing for participants through their men’s boutique and Dress for Success Midwest women’s boutique. Learn more at www.connectionstosuccess.org.
    Stacey Krueger, Marketing Manager
    (636) 896-4774
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