Joyce Waugh has been leading the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce for more than two decades. Under her leadership the region has continued to thrive during difficult times. Retiree Libby Wilcox has turned her attention to helping the communities neighboring the Blue Ridge Parkway flourish. Host Kathy Heberle introduces us to both of these women on this edition of Sisterhood of the Second act
Joyce Waugh is retiring after more than two decades of leading the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. During that time the country and the region faced an economic downturn in 2008 as well as the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Waugh has stacked her staff with qualified professionals, part of a leadership philosophy that has benefited the region for 22 years. At the end of 2022 Waugh will be retiring and turning the reigns over to Eric Sichau, who is currently the vice president of membership services for the organization.
Friends of the Blue Ridge
Libby Wilcox is retired but has always liked to keep her hands busy. So she joined Friends of the Blue Ridge 11 years ago and has been working to preserve the land closest to the Blue Ridge Parkway ever since. Until about two years a go the organization was called Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The name change has also meant a change in focus. Volunteers now focus on communities neighboring the parkway.
Friends of the Blue Ridge was established in 1988. According to the FRIENDS‘ website, “chapters are community-based organizations that empower and coordinate volunteers, projects, and events in their local areas.” Libby Wilcox explains in this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act.
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