September 7, 2018
Quota Board Appoints Interim Executive Director
Quota International President Emilie Simon announced the appointment of Nancy Fitzpatrick to the position of Quota International Interim Executive Director effective today. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations at the Quota office in Washington, D.C., Nancy will be partnering with the Board of Directors in assessing new, cost-effective directions for moving Quota forward.
Nancy Fitzpatrick previously served as Quota’s Deputy Executive Director (1997 to 2013) and Director of Membership (1994-1997) and authored Quota’s two most recent strategic initiatives, Leaders as Listeners and Creating the Quota of Tomorrow. In addition, Nancy was the architect of the launching of the We Share Foundation in 2000, and she served as the Managing Editor of The Quotarian magazine during the magazine’s 10 award-winning years, 1993 to 2013. Nancy possesses a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA.
“The Board of Directors and I warmly welcome Nancy back at this important juncture in our beloved organization’s history,” said President Emilie. “Nancy is deeply committed to Quota, our members, and our ideals, and she is thrilled to be serving Quota members once again.”
Nancy Fitzpatrick replaces Barbara Schreiber, who served as Executive Director from 2013-2018.
by Chelsea Holbron, President of Quota International of Ruston, Louisiana, United States
Ruston, LA, August 2018 – A few years ago, Quota International of Ruston sponsored my seven year old daughter, Audrey Claire, in the local Peach Pageant. Each year they choose one little girl to sponsor from within our community. That particular year we were somehow the lucky ones. They invited Audrey Claire and I to the next Quota meeting to present her with a gift and introduce her as the peach pageant contestant. It dawned on me that day that Quota was exactly what I’d been looking for.
It was a gathering of loving, supportive professional women-women with a purpose, with a passion for serving people within our community and globally. I want to be a part of that.”
At the time I was a single mother of two and a full time working banker with tons of extra time to devote to new things- wait, that’s not right. I was knee deep in laundry, dishes, and kindergarten sight words. I rushed in and out of work, daycare, dance class, and to the grocery store. Can we all take a moment to say hallelujah for grocery pickup and Amazon!
I knew I didn’t have a lot of free time, but it dawned on me. If I want my children to grow up and help others, I’d have to be their example. No excuses. My circumstances will not keep me from the passion that burns so deep inside of me-serving others. And the beauty of Quota is that you can do as little or as much as you can during the current season of your life.
Quota International of Ruston made it easy for me to sprinkle service work into my life. It enables me to work alongside a multigenerational group of women who have a heart for the same mission as I.
Since joining Quota in 2016 I’ve had the opportunity to hold leadership positions on our board including Ways and Means Director and most recently, President. I have developed friendships that will last a lifetime with the women within my organization, some from all over the world.
I was once a touchpoint of Quota International of Ruston and through their sharing hearts I have become a part of this great organization. Thank you Quota!
Chelsea Holbron, President
QI of Ruston, Louisiana
Chelsea Holbron is a Quotarian of Ruston, Louisiana. She has two children, Audrey Claire and Christian. She has enjoyed a career in banking for 11 years. In her free time she is a mentor for Teach one to Lead One, an organization that teaches disadvantaged or troubled youth universal principals and Life Choices which is a program that supports young women when they are faced with decisions involving pregnancy. She strives daily to maintain a God-centered life and set a good example for her children and others around her. In her free time she loves to read, travel, hike, kayak, spend time with her boyfriend, Kevin, and spend quality time with three fur babies; the best dog ever, a lab named Bubba and two cats A.C. (short for Adventure cat) and Oreo (named for obvious reasons). She aspires to one day raise chickens and a garden again, but until then the farmers market will just have to do.