Valerie D’Orazio is the new Friends of Lulu President. That gives me hope for seeing the organization gain some new life, because she’s a pistol. Congratulations and best wishes!
(And because I’m snarky, it made me roll my eyes to watch professional gadfly Elayne Riggs show up in the comments (link no longer available) with this little gem: “I guess the charter has room to bend a little vis a vis the requirement about the pres having to be a currently working industry pro, as you’ve certainly logged enough industry time in your career!” What was the point of that? Other than to demonstrate Elayne’s typical “can’t say anything good without caveat, especially about other women” attitude?)