The Junior League of the Palm Beaches (JLPB) has announced its officers for 2021-22. The officers of the nonprofit, now celebrating its 80th year, include President Alexandra Chase, President-Elect Marcelle Griffith Burke, Secretary Whitney Pettis Jester and Treasurer Aimee Shaughnessy.
“The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through trained volunteers,” Chase said. “We have more than 600 members who dedicate more than 3,000 hours every year supporting more than 20 nonprofit partners. I have been a member of this league for many years and look forward to working alongside this influential group of women for another year.”
Chase has been a member of the JLPB for nine years. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and her law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Chase is a federal prosecutor in West Palm Beach, where she resides with her husband and son.
During her tenure as a member of JLPB, Burke has served as community vice president, served as a board member-at-large, led the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and chaired several league programs. She currently works as the senior business manager for a multi-platinum record-selling, BET nominated R&B recording artist and also serves as the director of talent relations for a premium social media access platform. Burke has called West Palm Beach home for almost 13 years.
Jester joined JLPB in 2016 and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in merchandising and minor in business administration. She is currently the director of marketing and merchant relations at the Gardens Mall. She lives with her husband, Shane, and their two dogs in Jupiter.
Shaughnessy joined JLPB in 2005 and has served as treasurer-elect, communications vice president, and publishing co-chair, as well as many other roles. She is the director of brand strategy at Pathos in downtown West Palm Beach, where she works with clients to develop their marketing strategies and help shape their brands. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing. Shaughnessy lives in Jupiter.
Since 1941, the Junior League of the Palm Beaches has been an integral part of the community. It is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is composed of 291 Junior Leagues across the United States and in four countries. To learn more, www.jlpb.org or call (561) 689-7590. The deadline for 2021-22 membership is Sept. 1.