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Pittsburg school board member named 1 of 15 Most Influential Women

News release issued by USD 250 Pittsburg Community Schools

A longtime USD 250 Board of Education member has been recognized for her service and devotion to education and the area business community.

Dawn McNay, Via Christi Hospital’s administrative director of revenue cycle and a USD 250 BOE member since 1998, was recently named one of the 15 Most Influential Women of 2011 by the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal.

McNay and the 14 other honorees will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Aug. 26 at Christman’s in Joplin.

“The recognition is a wonderful honor,” McNay said. “However, I need to share this with the many women in our community who work together every day to improve the lives of kids. ”

 Long an advocate for public education, McNay is in her fourth term as a member of the USD 250 Board of Education. She served as board president in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2009.

She also serves on the USD 250 Educational Foundation, The Family Resource Center Board of Directors and the Southeast Kansas Special Education Interlocal Board of Directors.

McNay is a member of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Review Council, a Youth Leadership volunteer, a member of the Pittsburg Sunrise Rotary Club and has served as president of the United Way of Crawford County Board of Directors.

She began her career at Via Christi Hospital as director of registration in 1993. She has since served as administrative project manager and administrative director of planning and development. She moved into her current role in October 2008.


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