President: Elisabeth Wolff
Elisabeth has been on SEO’s board of directors since its founding in 2009, serving first as secretary before becoming president in 2012. Elisabeth has an extensive background in business management with demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and maintaining systems to ensure organizations operate in effective, efficient manner.
Serving as the face of the organization, Elisabeth wears many hats, including oversight of organizational finances, vision, mission, staffing and long-term goal setting. Energetic and positive with a talent for adapting quickly to any situation, Elisabeth was instrumental in establishing SEO’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status and oversaw its early growth. Elisabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Portland State University.
Acting Secretary & Vice President: Marie Naughton
Marie began volunteering for SEO in 2013 and joined the board in September 2014. She guides the strategy for all communications to promote and enhance broader awareness of its mission, increase donor support and to protect the organization’s brand and reputation. Marie is an award-winning writer, editor, educator, and small business owner with more than 20 years of experience planning, researching, and writing for a variety of purposes, audiences, subjects, and media. Doing business as Naughton Communications since 2005, Marie provides a wide variety of writing and editing services for many public, private and non-profit clients. Marie also taught professional writing at Washington State University Vancouver for more than 10 years. Her teaching experience and presentation skills make her a natural meeting facilitator. Marie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Professional Writing certificate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of New Orleans.