York College to host luncheon workshop on serving with passion on Nov. 8
The York College Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) will host a luncheon workshop, “Serving with a Passion (Honoring Veterans Day),” by Col. Maureen Weigl (Ret.) beginning at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 8, in Alumni Hall, West Campus Community Center. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased online at www.wbcoyork.com by Nov. 4.
Col. Weigl retired from the Army in May 2016 after serving for 25 years. In her last assignment, she served as the Director of Military Personnel for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where she was responsible for all human resource and personnel policies, guidance and actions for over 15,000 military members of the Guard.
Col. Weigl was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1993 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pittsburgh. She served in the Army Reserves, Active Army with the 10th Mountain Division, the New York Army National Guard, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and National Guard Bureau over her 25-year career. In 1994, as a newly commissioned lieutenant, Col. Weigl deployed to Haiti to support Operation Uphold Democracy. In 2008, in response to the large number of personnel who returned from combat theaters with traumatic brain injury or mild traumatic brain injury, then-Major Weigl was selected by the Director of the Army National Guard to deploy to Iraq to research methods of documenting those service members who were exposed to rapid acceleration and or concussive events.
As an Adjutant General Corps Officer, Col. Weigl has extensive experience in human resource management. As the Deputy Division Chief for the Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, she provided the policies, incentives, and goals for the daily recruiting and retention operations of the 54 states and territories to maintain an end strength of 358,200 for the Army National Guard. She administered a $500-million annual budget, which included contract negotiations, procurement, and solicitations, and sports marketing contracts. Later, while serving as the Chief, Soldier and Family Support Division, she developed and implemented policies to minimize unemployment, sexual harassment, sexual assault and suicide in the National Guard.
Col. Weigl is Airborne-qualified and received numerous awards, including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and combat tour awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in business ethics from Duquesne University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She also holds a postgraduate certificate in human resources from the Pennsylvania State University, and completed both the U.S. Northern Command Joint Domestic Operations Course and the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Seminar in National and International Security.
Col. Weigl is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Manager, Executive Leadership Coach and a member of the American Legion. She is currently serving on the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania’s Military Veteran Task Force and focuses on employment and transition assistance for service members and veterans. She has been partnering with clothing manufacturers to make adjustable clothing for veterans and others with prosthetic limbs.
The Women’s Business Center Organization, an initiative of the Graham School of Business at York College, is a group of business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs who come together to learn and support one another with education and professional development resources and events.