2013 Jean Walsh Scholarship
Nancy Ewell Geer of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was chosen as the recipient of the Women’s Business Network (WBN) 2013 Jean Walsh Scholarship Award. She will be applying the scholarship grant toward continuing education to take a certificate course in Social Media for Business so that she can further expand her knowledge to help her business clients get noticed and acquire more business.
Ms. Geer came to Pittsburgh to earn a MA in English from Carnegie-Mellon University. Her first job was in the Creative Services Department of KDKA-TV. Following that, she went on to produce interactive programming for Warner Cable QUBE. When QUBE folded, she was hired as the Copy Director for Kaufmann’s Department Store. After the birth of her first son, she worked from home as a freelance writer for various retail advertisers, trade show exhibitors and advertising agencies. Currently, she is a partner in Geer Communications, where she works on the planning and executing of large promotional campaigns, image campaigns, product launches, fashion and retail sale advertising, informational brochures, special events and fund raisers. More recently, she has become involved in working on social networking for her various clients. Nancy is also an Account Executive for Cronmiller Marketing, a full-service sales promotion merchandising firm.
Nancy is active in her local community. She is a member of the WBN – Mount Lebanon Chapter, Vice President of the Friends of Mount Lebanon Percussion, and volunteers her time in her local school district. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts and designing jewelry. Nancy has been married to her husband, Roy, for 23 years. They have two sons, Spencer and Steven.
The Women’s Business Network has been awarding this scholarship grant annually at their Holiday Breakfast each December since 1994 in honor of Jean M. Walsh who died of cancer. The scholarship commemorates the life of a woman who was instrumental in the establishment and development of the organization. Women’s Business Network has approximately 400 members from the Southwestern Pennsylvania area and is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build an effective organization of women business owners and professionals committed to integrity of performance and service, as well as, the creative exchange of business.