Lebanon woman wins top leadership honor

She’s a Girl Scout troop leader, PTO board member and volunteer, Sunday school teacher, serves on numerous boards from Cumberland University to Friends of Music and the Arts, and for all these reasons and more, Jenni Moscardelli is also the 15th Leadership Wilson Commitment to Leadership Aw...
May 23, 2013
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Cathy Haskins, member of the Leadership Wilson board of directors, gives the 2013 Commitment to Leadership award to Jenni Moscardelli.

 

She’s a Girl Scout troop leader, PTO board member and volunteer, Sunday school teacher, serves on numerous boards from Cumberland University to Friends of Music and the Arts, and for all these reasons and more, Jenni Moscardelli is also the 15th Leadership Wilson Commitment to Leadership Award recipient.

Moscardelli was honored with the award recently during Leadership Wilson’s class of 2012 graduation.

Using the following criteria, the Leadership Wilson board selected Moscardelli because she:

• inspires leadership and the development of people.

• is highly committed to excellence, honesty, and making things happen.

• obtains significant, often extraordinary, results from people.

• is an effective listener.

• projects into the future and communicates an all-inclusive outlook.

• communicates effectively with a diverse group of people.

• has stayed involved with Leadership Wilson, as well as a continuing leadership role in the community on a volunteer status.

“At least weekly, I mention Leadership Wilson, refer to an experience I had in class or as a member of the board, or I reference someone I met through the program,” Moscardelli said after she was nominated for the award. “I graduated more than 10 years ago, and Leadership Wilson still defines who I am as a mom, volunteer and community member in Wilson County.”

Moscardelli currently serves as a troop leader with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee and has served as a service unit new volunteer trainer and event coordinator. This year, she was a nominee for the Athena Award in Nashville, given annually to top Girl Scout volunteers.

She has also previously served on the Leadership Wilson board of directors and was a past president in 2008-09. A year earlier, she was president of the board of directors.

At Cumberland University, she co-organized an event that raised more than $14,000 in memory of Lebanon father and community leader Gregg Baines. She also serves as program coordinator for Cumberland’s Trees of the Hall program and is a founding member of the Friends of the Music and Arts.

At St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, she serves as a Faith in Our Future building campaign team member, fifth-grade Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school kitchen and past games director and children’s liturgy speaker.

Moscardelli also serves on the Coles Ferry Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization board and is book fair chairman. She’s also served as PTO vice president at Byars Dowdy Elementary School.

She’s also worked as a volunteer and fundraiser for the Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Ronald McDonald House, International Dyslexia Association, New Leash on Life, Junior League of Nashville, Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and Empower Me Day Camp.

Until 2010, she worked as a senior pharmaceuticals sales representative, garnering several top salesperson awards. She’s a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing.

The 14 previous Commitment to Leadership Award winners are Thomas Pate, Sue Vanatta, Linda Schenk, Barry Tatum, Kathy Warmath, Pat Bone and Sharon McComb (tie), Ray Lynn Crutcher, Greg Dugdale, Roger Farley, Jim Mills, Kathy Haskins, Paul Stumb, Joel Usery and Michelle Hill.

 

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