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Anne Turner Herriott elected 19th Southern Area Director The Links, Inc.

ANNE-TURNER-HERRIOTT-THIS-OAnne Turner Herriott elected 19th Southern Area Director The Links, Inc.

By Renée S. Jones

On May 16, 2015 Anne Turner Herriott was elected as the 19th Southern Area Director for The Links, Inc. Established in 1946, The Links, Inc. is a volunteer service organization comprised of more than 14,000 professional women of color with backgrounds in business, government, media, academia, philanthropy and the arts who are devoted to strengthening communities and enhancing the nation.

Southern Area Links convened in historic Birmingham, Ala. to effect change through the power of friendship and service and to elect officers during the organization’s 43rd Southern Area Conference.

Having served previously as Southern Area Secretary, Herriott’s demonstrated excellence as a servant leader propelled members representing 78 chapters in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Baha-mas to elect her to the highest office of the Southern Area.

As Southern Area Director, her task to lead the largest area of The Links, Inc. is a momentous undertaking.

Herriott became the third member of Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Inc. to serve as Southern Area Direc-tor. The late Mrs. Maude K. Reid served as Fifth Southern Area Director (1965-1969) and Mrs. Regina Jollivette Frazier served as Ninth Area Director (1981-1984) as well as Ninth National President (1986-1990).

A true public servant, Herriott has served with distinction in numerous organizations, including president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dade County Alumnae Chapter, founding president of DeltaCare, Inc., and co-chair of the Florida Human Rights Advocacy Commission.

Retired Chief Deputy Court Administrator for the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Herriott is a native Miamian, devoted member of Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and proud graduate of Miami Northwestern Sr. High and Tennessee State University.   She and husband Willie have a son and four grand-daughters.

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