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posted: 1/22/2014 3:01 PM

Woodlands Academy Career Day highlights alumna

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  • Jenny Sullivan Sanford

    Jenny Sullivan Sanford

Woodlands Academy of the Sacret Heart submission

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart alumna Jenny Sullivan Sanford will give the keynote address during Career Day on Jan. 31, at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

Career Day is open to the public for the first time in recent years. The event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and features three other Sacred Heart alumnae.

Career Day takes place every other year and is designed to showcase strong, professional alumnae to current students to expose them to various career paths.

Sanford, a 1980 graduate, will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m. She was born and raised in Winnetka and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She worked six years at a Wall Street banking firm before being campaign manager for her then-husband.

Sanford published a memoir, "Staying True," an instant national best-seller, in 2010.

Other speakers include:

• Sherree Burruss, Woodlands Academy class of 2008. Burruss is sports anchor/reporter for ABC 17 in Columbia, MO.

• Kiki Hamilton Clark, Villa Duchesne class of 1982. Villa Duchesne is affiliated with Woodlands Academy. Clark is a Realtor with Prudential Rubloff. She has an extensive background in commercial property management and brokerage, plus community service.

• Sarah Personette, Woodlands Academy class of 1997. Personette is president of Universal McCann advertising agency. She leads cross-channel buying and planning, analytics, custom content, strategy and business development on all U.S. accounts.

For more information about Career Day contact Maura Chamberlin, associate director of advancement, alumnae relations, at 847 234-4300 Ext. 239 or