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Susan Collins, Executive Director   

As Executive Director of The Transition Network (TTN), Susan has lived the transition that the organization was founded to support.  After leaving her long-time career in homebuilding in 2007, she joined TTN, became a member of the steering committee of her local chapter, then decided she wanted to lead the organization and bring the message of “embracing change after 50” to as many other women as possible.

Before joining TTN, Susan founded Collins Consulting Group.  She used her expertise in leadership development, sales, marketing, operations and process improvement to teach business owners how to lead their teams to better performance.  She worked with clients to clarify the roles and responsibilities of their employees, and trained on effective interview, hiring and management techniques.  She also created marketing plans and consulted on effective sales management. 
 
As a 20-year veteran of the homebuilding business, Susan was involved in all aspects of the business.  As Vice-President of the Philadelphia division of a large national homebuilder, she led a team of sales and marketing professionals to record sales of over 850 homes generating $350 Million in revenues in 2005.  She was responsible for creation and implementation of initiatives that standardized products and streamlined processes and also developed a highly successful college recruiting program which was modeled in divisions throughout the country.

Susan is available for speaking engagements and panel discussions on the importance of women and the important contribution they make at this exciting stage of their lives.
 
Contact Susan: susan.collins@thetransitionnetwork.org or leave your message for Susan at 347-735-6035.

 

Nancy Gendimenico, Marketing & Operations

Nancy Gendimenico joined The Transition Network team as an Encore Fellow in Fall 2016. Encore.org matches 50+ corporate professionals interested in utilizing their talents and skills within the non-profit sector. Nancy's brand marketing, business development and organizational skills have been put to good use in creating more awareness for TTN and growing our national organization.

Nancy’s transition from corporate to consulting and writing began in 2013 after more than three decades as an executive in the apparel, media, and retailing industries. Before starting her own consultancy, Nancy spent over a decade at Hanesbrands, Inc. as director of global brand licensing. She built and led a licensing portfolio worth over $500 million at retail for top ranked brands Champion, C9 by Champion, and Hanes. Prior to Hanesbrands, Nancy developed partnerships for entertainment and character brands including Peanuts as a vice president at E.W. Scripps and BBC Worldwide. Her career began as a buyer at Lord &Taylor and Bloomingdale's in women's and children's sportswear.

To further her passion for writing, Nancy pursued a long time goal, completing course work and earning an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stonybrook University in 2015. Her essays, business articles and art reviews have been published in literary journals, art periodicals, newspapers, and trade magazines. In addition to her marketing and business development consulting, Nancy serves as an advisory board member at Indigo Africa, a non-profit that empowers African women artisans.

Nancy can be contacted at nancyg@thetransitionnetwork.org

 

Jennifer Monahan, Member Services/Marketing Administrative Assistant

You can find her at j.monahan@thetransitionnetwork.org. She is generally in the TTN office from 9 am until 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, where she will be doing the following:

  • Chapter web admin training
  • Questions about the website
  • Renewing membership or paying for an event online
  • Insurance coverage for an event
  • New member orientations
  • Want to buy Smart Women Don't Retire, They Break Free
  • Need help with TTN communication systems (Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, etc.)