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Welcome our New Program Managers!

Posted 2/20/2017 | GOTR

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is thrilled to welcome our two new program managers, Abbie Schneider and Noreen Thurston!

Abbie Schneider

Abbie will be supporting our program and teams in the greater Johnson County area. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Abbie has a background in leadership development, curriculum design and facilitation and nonprofit management. Abbie holds a master’s degree in education and human development from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in English and women’s studies from Elon University. She loves helping young people discover and grow their talents and is proud to be a member of the Girls on The Run team!

Noreen Thurston

Noreen will be supporting our greater Linn County area. Noreen lives in Cedar Rapids where she raises her two active young boys. Noreen graduated from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business with a BA in Marketing. After achieving success in her marketing careers, she left the corporate world after 15 years to pursue her dream of launching her own business, BinxBerry. Noreen coached GOTR for two seasons at Hiawatha Elementary before officially joining the team. She is thrilled to be part of the amazing work that the organization is doing to help young girls gain confidence in their lives. Noreen enjoys cooking, running, watching her boys’ activities and spending time with family!

Please join us in welcoming these two talented women to our GOTR family!


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