The World Affairs Councils of America today received heartbreaking news from our colleagues in Philadelphia.
As Council CEO Craig Snyder shares below, a devastating illness has befallen Joan Russell, Vice President of Travel at WAC Philadelphia. It is difficult to imagine what this means for Joan, her family, and her beloved colleagues across the WACA network.
I have known Joan for nearly ten years. Her incredible dedication to our network and her cheerful presence at the WACA National Conference --always presenting the Travel the World program with the flair and substance that has made it so popular -- is an inspiring legacy.
On behalf of WACA, we at the National Office send our prayers to Joan and her family.
Bill Clifford, President and CEO