GFWC President-elect

Deb Strahanoski has been a dedicated GFWC Illinois clubwoman for 32 years and is regarded as a great mentor to many.

Deb’s boundless energy has been apparent during her Federation journey; she has served GFWC Illinois in various roles. She served on the Board of Directors including Director of Junior Clubs (2000–2002), GFWC Illinois President-elect/Dean of Chairmen, GFWC Illinois President (2008–2010), and currently serves on the GFWC Illinois Leadership Committee.

Her GFWC leadership positions have included Membership Chairman, Community Improvement Program Chairman, Capital Campaign Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Second Vice President, and First Vice President. Currently, Deb serves as GFWC President-elect, where she enthusiastically and effortlessly leads the GFWC Region Presidents.

Deb is also a highly respected volunteer and leader within her community. She has served Easterseals and Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Illinois at regional and state levels and has been honored with the coveted Friends of Children Award by PCA Illinois.

A member of the Easterseals Development Leadership Network and Brand Marketing Council, Deb has been employed with Easterseals for 16 years, managing all annual fundraising activities and events for the Joliet Region. She credits much of her professional success to all she has garnered through the Federation.

Deb also continues to assist her husband Bill in his public accounting office, which they have owned since 1984. Married for 40 years, they have two children and three grandsons.

Her visionary leadership, extensive experience, and infectious enthusiasm have motivated new and veteran members alike, and her bright, shining smile and her warm, caring spirit will no doubt inspire GFWC members for years to come.