Wendeen H. Eolis

Wendeen H. Eolis (born October 13, 1944) is the CEO of Wendeen Eolis Enterprises, Inc. which includes Eolis International Group, a legal/government affairs consultancy, and Eolis Institute for Leadership, a specialized learning center and executive leadership consultancy, and is an instructor on UStream for New York's Learning Annex, where she teaches people reading principles for use in business, politics, and poker. She is also Task Force Commander of Hope's Champion, a post 9.11 disaster operations and counseling program. Eolis has previously served as a special advisor to Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and as first assistant and senior advisor to Governor George E. Pataki (NY). Eolis has also served on various boards and community projects, including WNYC and, currently, New Yorkers for Children. Eolis was a pioneer for women in major poker competition. In 2007 Eolis was elected to the Board of Directors of the World Poker Association, and in the same year as chair of its Executive Committee; in 2008 she was elected Chairman of the WPA, serving until midsummer, when she accepted a role as a legal consultant in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Eolis was appointed as a member of the Players Advisory Council of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) by former Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack in 2006 and served as Chair of the WSOP International Players Advisory Council. Eolis remains a member of the WSOP-PAC.

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