Rep. Meier Honors Two Local Guests at Emerging Women Leaders Conference

Rep. Charlie Meier pictured from left to right with Jennifer Ostrander and Elaine McNamara

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was proud to honor two guests at the third annual Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) conference, Jennifer Ostrander and Elaine McNamara. The event took place Tuesday in Springfield to honor the contributions of emerging female leaders from throughout the state.

“I was proud to recognize Jennifer Ostrander and Elaine McNamara for their commitment to improving our region at the Emerging Women Leaders Recognition Conference,” said Rep. Charlie Meier. “These two women are dedicated to making our region a better place to live and their impact is noticed and appreciated.”

Jennifer Ostrander and Elaine McNamara exemplify the spirit of leadership and service that the EWL conference aims to celebrate. Their contributions to their respective organizations and communities serve as a source of inspiration for women leaders across the state.

Jennifer Ostrander is the owner of The Olde Wicks Factory Special Event Center located in Highland. Her business marries the beauty of century-old architecture from the original Pipe Organ Company that built this property to the modern comforts and amenities of today to give her clients a truly outstanding experience every time. On top of her historic building, she also has multiple rooms all with different capacities and benefits to suit a wide array of different events.

Elaine McNamara is very involved in the Greenville community, she serves as the Director of Greenville SMART and Executive Director of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Elaine is also an experienced radio broadcaster. Host of “The Morning Buzz” on 97.5 the Rock / WDLJ FM and an Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry.

The EWL conference, established to acknowledge the achievements of rising women leaders, was a resounding success. Representatives from various districts joined together to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women from across the state. Throughout the day, attendees engaged in programming designed to empower and inspire.

The schedule featured a brunch and listening session, a tour of the Capitol, and a presentation titled “Own Your Power.” These sessions provided invaluable opportunities for networking, collaboration, and personal growth.