NAWBO® Announces Its 2012-2013 Board of Directors

May 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

(Washington D.C., July 11, 2012) —The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is proud to announce the installation of its new 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

“Each of these dynamic, entrepreneurial women bring unique talents and value to NAWBO® and will be a powerful force as we continue to advocate on behalf of women business owners in the nation’s capital, ” says NAWBO® President and CEO Diane Tomb. “In addition, they will share their business acumen and experience to support our membership around the country as we continue to grow and provide resources for women business owners to expand their businesses to the next level. As women business owners continue to be the fastest growing sector of the economy and will be the job creators of the next decade, there’s never been a more exciting time for NAWBO® and our Board of Directors.”

The 2012-2013 Board will be formally introduced to the business community at NAWBO®’s Women’s Business Conference 2012, held October 4th-5th at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information on the conference, visit

The new Board is headed by National Chair Laura Yamanaka, president and founder of teamCFO, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. The firm partners with small and midsize businesses to improve company performance and growth by providing quality financial accounting consulting services. Yamanaka is a past president of NAWBO®-Los Angeles and a long-time champion of financial literacy for women business owners.

Congratulations to the entire 2012-2013 NAWBO® Board of Directors:


Diane Tomb
Washington, DC

Laura Yamanaka
TeamCFO, Inc.
?Los Angeles, CA

Billie Dragoo
Indianapolis, IN

Evelyn Strange
Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Deborah Stallings
HR Anew, Inc.
Columbia, MD


Renee White Fraser, Ph.D.
Fraser Communications
Los Angeles, CA

Teresa Meares
DGG Taser and Tactical Supply
Jacksonville, FL

Dana Rambow
AristoCare Home Health Services
Tucson, AZ

Darla Beggs
Abba Staffing and Consulting
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Crystal Arredondo
MPACT Financial Group
Dallas, TX

Lola Kakes
EffortlessHR, Inc.
Tuscon, AZ

About NAWBO®

Founded in 1975, NAWBO® is the voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses. By representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across various industries from state capitals to our nation’s capital, NAWBO® strives to advocate on behalf of women business owners on matters of public policy as well as develop programs to navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of business growth and provide networking opportunities where members can share best practices. Learn more at,

Media Contact:
Christina Jorgensen
NAWBO® Media Relations
p: (818) 772-9555, ext. 103
e: [email protected]

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