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Penny Young Nance
CEO and President
Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), is a recognized national authority on cultural, children’s, and women’s issues. As the CEO and President of the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, Nance oversees more than 500,000 participating CWA members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home teams, 23 Young Women for America (YWA) Chapters, and 600 trained leaders, and is also the president of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) and Concerned Women for America Political Action Committee (CWPAC) and serves as the principal spokesperson for all three entities.
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Kenda Bartlett
Executive Director
Kenda Bartlett, CWA’s Executive Director, has served in this capacity since February of 2012.  Kenda has been on staff at CWA for over 19 years. She continues to also serve as National Field Director; a position she has held since 2007. In this role, she oversees the work that CWA leaders are doing across this country, building state and area organizations and training new directors to make an impact for righteousness in their state.
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Mario Diaz, Esq.
Legal Counsel
Mario Díaz, Esq., serves as Concerned Women for America's (CWA) Legal Counsel and leads CWA's Legal Studies Department. Mr. Diaz is a Constitutional Law scholar who focuses on cases and legislation dealing with CWA's core issues: religious liberty, sanctity of human life, defense of the family, sexual exploitation, education, national sovereignty, and support for Israel. He also directs CWA's amicus briefs and our work on judicial nominations and judicial activism.
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Shari Rendall
Director of House Legislation
Shari Rendall is the Director of House Legislation and Public Policy and Executive Director of Concerned Women Political Action Committee.  Shari coordinates lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefs House members and congressional and administration staff on a wide range of pro-family issues.
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Alison Howard
Communications Director
Alison Howard is the Communications Director at Concerned Women for America.  Speaking on pro-life, pro-family issues, Howard has been featured on Fox News, The Blaze, The Christian Broadcasting Network, World Magazine, and other media outlets explaining how limited government empowers women and American families, really throwing a hitch in the whole “war on women” theme being spread by the Left.
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Alexandria Paolozzi
Senate Legislative Director
Alexandria Paolozzi is the Senate Legislative Director and Issue Specialist on Israel and Education for Concerned Women for America (CWA). Paolozzi leads CWA’s legislation department in its focus on the U.S. Senate, coordinating lobbying efforts and briefing congressional and administrative staff on CWA’s seven core issues.
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 Young Women for America Coordinator
Chelsea Patterson is the Young Women for America Coordinator at Concerned Women for America and also serves as the Intern Coordinator for CWA’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Program.
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YWA is a student-oriented initiative that is geared toward high school and college campuses to bring active groups of young like-minded women together to promote conservative values to their schools and the nation.

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