After nearly four years of dedicated service to The Churchill Centre, Mary Paxson will be leaving as our Director of Administration. Her last day was this past Friday June 10th. Mary has taken a new position with Harris Bank in Chicago as Project Analyst in their Community Affairs Department.
Mary’s tireless commitment to the Centre will be dearly missed, but we of course wish her all the greatest success in her new position. Lee Pollock, TCC’s Executive Director, noted “It has been a great pleasure working with Mary. The warmth and affection in which she is held by our members are testament to her dedication to our organization and the outstanding service she has provided.”
In her letter of resignation, Mary said, “I would never have been considered for my new position if it were not for the three and a half years that I have spent at The Churchill Centre. The wealth of knowledge and many experiences will continue with me as I head into this next chapter of my life. Although I am blessed and excited to have been offered this opportunity, I am also very sad in my heart to leave TCC. “
Asked for the obligatory favorite Churchill quote, Mary said, “Its incredibly difficult to chose just one after all that I have learned over the years here, but this one I feel is perfectly appropriate to the situation:”
We must remember that we are no longer alone. We are in the midst of a great company. The whole future of mankind may depend upon our action and our conduct. We have not failed… and we shall not fail now. Let us move forward steadfastly together, into the storm. -Winston Churchill, Radio Broadcast, February 15, 1942
We would like to thank Mary for the “above and beyond the call of duty” service that she has offered during her time with the Centre. Her tireless devotion at conferences, on the phone, and via email with members, with attention to every last detail, will be hard to duplicate.
Mary’s replacement will be announced in the near future but in the interim Executive Director Lee Pollock [email protected] or Chief Operating Officer Dan Myers [email protected] can be contacted for any conference, donation, or membership issues. Director of Communication John David Olsen [email protected] can be contacted with respect to Chartwell Bulletin, website, or online membership.
For the full list of Churchill Centre contacts, see this page on the website.