Gayle Landen Installed As New YWCA President

Gayle A. Landen was recently elected and installed as the new president of the YWCA of Palm Beach County.

Landen has considerable experience in leading not-for-profit organizations in the local community, especially those supporting women and children. She has served as president of the Center for Children in Crisis; the American Lung Association of Florida, Southeast Area, Palm Beach; the American Society of Training and Development; Executive Women of the Palm Beaches; and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She is formerly the executive director of Community in Schools and is currently the commander of the Commandery of the Palm Beaches, Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller.

For her professional and volunteer work, Landen has been honored with the Athena Award, the March of Dimes Woman of Distinction Award and the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Woman in Leadership Award for the volunteer sector.

Prior to moving to Palm Beach County 26 years ago from Michigan, Landen had a distinguished career in management with General Motors Corporation.

Also installed at the recent annual membership luncheon of the YWCA were: Alexcia Cox, first vice president; Karen Swanson, second vice president; Theresa LePore, secretary; and Eileen Daly, treasurer. Newly elected to the board for a two-year term were Henrietta McBee, Linda Wartow and Valerie Wright.

ABOVE: Gayle A. Landen