The Junior League of Houston Announces New Leadership

Women-Led, Dedicated Organization Introduces Incoming Executive Committee for 2016 – 2017

May 2016

The Junior League of Houston, Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, recently inducted its 2016 – 2017 Executive Committee. These volunteers bring a wide range of experiences to the organization:

Incoming Executive Committee of the Junior League of Houston:

  • President: Shannon Beirne Wiesedeppe
  • President-Elect: Sarah Heck Snyder
  • Community Vice President: Megan Arbour Long
  • Development Vice President: Amy Michelle Dunn
  • Financial Vice President: Jayne Sheehy Johnston
  • Membership Vice President: Abbey Deiss Roberson
  • Recording Secretary: Selina Victor Sauter

The gavel was officially passed on Monday, May 23, 2016, as the Junior League of Houston turned over its Executive Committee and leadership team during the organization’s final general membership meeting for the 2015 – 2016 year. Members celebrated the past year under the leadership of outgoing President Mary Margaret “Mimi” Fraser Foerster. Mimi was presented with a sterling silver tray generously donated by Tenenbaum Jewelers to commemorate her service, leadership and “The Heart of a Champion.”

Incoming President, Shannon Beirne Wiesedeppe, brings eighteen years of active Junior League of Houston experience to an organization rich in history and commitment to the Greater Houston Area. “The Junior League model provides the unique opportunity for members to pursue and grow into roles completely out of their comfort zone and experience or fill roles where they can enhance the skills and interests they already possess. This training allows the Junior League to continue to feed a pipeline of experienced, confident volunteers who build well-being in the community.” This year, Junior League volunteers will provide more than 130,000 hours of service through their volunteer placements leading volunteers/projects as well working in the community and in the Junior League of Houston Tea Room.