Since the inception of EOLIS, Wendeen Eolis has been an active leader and supporter of initiatives to give back--first and foremost to her alma mater, NYU. The University's late president, L. Jay Oliva her advisor and a major influence in her decision to go into business. She has served as an advisor on theDean's counsel at NYU Law School, is a member of NYU's Torch Society, and a proud donor of additi0nal time, funding and services to the University.
EOLIS' award winning law student intern program--recognized in a Citation by the Reagan White House and the "Most Distinguished Achievement" award conferred by the International Confederation of Personnel Services has been in continuous operation since 1969. NYU law students have been part of this program since 1969.
Wendeen's longstanding commitment to improve life and welfare for others, while contributing substantial time to elevating the standards of the executive search and coaching industries, has notably included not-for-profit board memberships advisory councils, government task forces and commissi0ns and leadership initiatives:
- New Yorkers for Children BOD
- WNYC BOD
- NYU Law School Dean's Council
- City Meals on Wheels
- Pencil PFAD
Wendeen has served as a board member and/or as a special advisor to a host of not- for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government affairs task forces including New Yorkers for Children(BOD) WNYC (BOD) and as an active participant of the PENCIL Principal for a Day program, among others.
Wendeen's extensive experience as chief operations officer and civilian commander of Hope's Champion Task Force has led to cooperation and leadership initiatives in natural disaster recovery operations such as the Gulf Coast oil spill where the spirit of the afflicted was buoyed by a fund-raising concert of joy with the best jazz musicians from the local area.
Executive Search Industry Activism
National Association of Legal Search Consultants
Founder and first president, established first two initiatives; first industry code of Ethical Conduct, first annual educational conference
Association Of Personnel Consultants, New York State
Leader in legislative activism to modernize NYS Employment Agency Law
Presidential Citation for Law Student Intern Employment
(President Ronald Reagan White House Luncheon, 1981)