Guard Support Announces New Executive Director
December 01, 2008
Guard Support of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Handel as Executive Director. Sherry is Guard Support’s first Executive Director, as well its first employee.
“We are pleased to have Sherry fill the leadership role of Executive Director for Guard Support of Massachusetts,” stated Nathaniel Dalton, Founder and member of the Board of Directors. “ Sherry’s entrepreneurial mind-set and non-profit management experience, as well as her passion for veterans’ affairs, made her the right choice to provide the dynamic start-up management and execution that our organization needs at this early stage of its development.”“I am honored to have been selected for this position and I am pleased to have the opportunity to help build and grow the organization. There is tremendous potential to grow Guard Support. I look forward to being part of the future of the organization and bringing more resources to guardsmen, their families and the veterans’ organizations we support,” said Handel.
Sherry served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Worcester, MA and in upstate NY working in personnel and finance from 1987-1995. She earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from Northeastern University. Sherry was previously the Director of the Center for Women and Enterprise in Worcester, MA, as well as the Marketing & Communications Manager of a leading nonprofit health care organization. She has held positions in direct sales for leading corporations managing and growing multi-million dollar territories. Sherry is the past-founder of two socially responsible companies. She knows from first-hand experience how to build organizations from the ground up. Sherry serves on the program committee for the WPI Venture Forum.