Austintown Woman Named to Women’s Clubs Leadership Role

CANFIELD, Ohio – Linda Jones, Austintown branch manager for Farmers National Bank, has been named the new director of junior clubs for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Ohio.

Jones recently accepted the title at the Junior Women’s League Gala & Installation Ceremony in Columbus.

“This installation is an honor and so humbling,” Jones said. “I’m ready to get to work and not let these ladies down.”

Jones’ focus is on helping children in the foster care system by providing them with comfort bags when they’re being placed in or removed from foster homes.

“These bags will include a blanket, personal hygiene items, stuffed animal and snacks,” Jones said. “Oftentimes, these kids have nothing but their clothes. I want to make sure they’re comforted in what can be a challenging time in their lives.”

Jones serves at the local, state and national level as a result of her years of leadership, volunteering, committee work and fundraising for the Austintown Junior Women’s League.

In March, she was named in the GFWC Ohio Blue Book of Distinguished Women for her dedication to the organization’s volunteer efforts. Over the years, she has organized donations for the Canine Companion Service Dog program, collected items for local food pantries and planted trees at the Walnut Grove, an all-inclusive playground.

“I’m so proud of Linda’s accomplishments and the long-standing impact she has made in our community and now at the state level,” said Kerry Pizzulo, district sales manager at Farmers National Bank. “This is a big deal for someone local to hold this position. It speaks volumes on Linda’s ability to motivate others and facilitate results. We are incredibly lucky to have her on our team and in our community.”

Pictured at top: Linda Jones speaks during the Junior Women’s League Gala & Installation Ceremony in Columbus.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.