Bio: Board of Directors Secretary
Stephanie K. Simmons,
CC, ALB, MBA, Board of Directors Secretary
Stephanie K. Simmons currently works for BNY Mellon in the Risk as the PMO Lead for the Enterprise Risk Initiative. Stephanie joined the firm in 2012 full time as a Program Manager in their technology department. Prior to coming to BNY Mellon, she was employed by Giant Eagle, Inc. where she began her career as a programmer and progressed to the position of Project Director and received the company’s highest award, The President’s Award for her project management efforts.
Stephanie was educated in the public school system in Weirton, WV. Upon graduating from high school, she enrolled in the ICM School of Business where she received an Associate’s Degree in Specialized Business. Some years later she returned to school and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and a Masters of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
As a Toastmaster, Stephanie is a charter member of Culturally Speaking Toastmasters and has served the club as VP of Membership and President. She is currently the VP of Education for Culturally Speaking and President of ProMasters. At the district level, she has served District 13 in the roles of Assistant Area Governor for Area 31, Area Director for Area 24 and currently Assistant Division Director for Division D.
In addition to her roles in Toastmasters, Stephanie has served on many nonprofit boards within her community and currently sits on the board of Ruth’s Way, Inc. She is a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and very active as an ordained Deacon and Moderator for the Presbyterian Women in her church. She loves to spend time with many youths in her biological and church families encouraging, coaching and mentoring them. In addition to spending time with youth, she enjoys shopping, golfing and event planning.
Stephanie is the youngest of 7, a godmother of 13, an aunt to 21 nieces and nephews and a stepmother of 2 and grandmother of 3. She lives by the words in Luke 12:48: “… For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…”