Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc. Elects New National President


Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (TLOD), a professional humanitarian community service organization organized in Tyler, Texas in 1964, recently held its 39th National Convention in Washington, D.C., June 25-28, 2015. During this bi-annual event, a new administration was elected.

Elected as National President was Mrs. Drema Lee Woldman, a resident of Lynwood, Illinois. Mrs. Woldman is the 13th National President of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. She has been a member of TLOD since 1997 and has served on the Executive Board for the last four administrations. She has served nationally as Area III Director, First Vice President, and Second Vice President. As president, she will provide leadership and program direction for the 100+ chapters across the United States, including their signature program, Top Teens of America.

Along with Mrs. Woldman, the following Top Ladies were elected to national office: National 1st Vice President Sharon Beard (Dallas),National 2nd Vice President Oteal W. Gilmore (Chicago), National Recording Secretary Cheryl Williams (Houston), National Financial Secretary Sandra Jennings (Queens), National Treasurer Vynessa Alexander (Chicago), National TTA Director Janice Scimmons (Houston), National Editor-of-the-Crown Loris Anderson (Houston), National Area I Director – Harnell Williams (Dallas), National Area II Director Helena Dodson (Hampton Rds), National Area III Director Mary L. Davis (East St. Louis), National Area IV Director Crystal Pittman (Miami), National Area V Director Sybil McDowell (Cincinnati), National Area VI Director Brenda Dodd (Carson, CA).

In its 51st year of service, TLOD made history when three former Top Teens were elected to national office – Oteal W. Gilmore, Harnell Williams, and Crystal Pittman.

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