EUREKA — When the Eureka College Board of Trustees reconvenes for its regularly scheduled meetings this week, it will have two new members.
Mia Stortzum Scott and Anna Palmer were elected to the board at the fall meetings, and will be on campus for orientation on Wednesday, and the meetings on Thursday and Friday.
Scott, a 2003 Eureka College graduate, is the CEO and founder of Preferred Events, an event planning company that she opened in Las Vegas, Nevada, in March 2009. It has since expanded to Nashville, Tennessee, and executed events in over the half the states in the country.
As a Ronald W. Reagan fellow at EC, Scott traveled across Europe and studied abroad in London. While attending Eureka, she also worked at Walt Disney World and then worked for the Las Vegas Gladiators Arena Football team.
She lives in Nashville with her husband, Michael, her daughters Mavin and Estelle and her puppies, Emma and Cross.
Palmer, a 2007 EC graduate, is the co-founder and CEO of Dough, an innovative platform to discover and buy female-founded products. She also is co-founder and investing partner at XFactor Ventures, a seed stage venture fund backing the next wave of billion dollar female entrepreneurs.
Prior to Dough and XFactor, Palmer was the co-founder and CEO of Fashion Project, an industry leader in online designer clothing donation. She led the double bottom line company to process over 350,000 items, grow to 60-plus employees, power national giving programs for Simon Properties, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and others, and distribute funds to over 2,000 organizations in 36 countries.
Based in Boston, Palmer has been featured discussing Fashion Project, entrepreneurship, and double bottom line business models in Forbes, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, InStyle Magazine, CNBC SquawkBox, and as a keynote speaker on Profit + Purpose at MCON, Sustainatopia, and more. She received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School in 2011.
Scott and Palmer will both serve three-year terms before going up for re-election. The Eureka College Board of Trustees currently includes 29 members, and allows members to be elected to as many as four consecutive terms.