HMAC Monthly Luncheon Recap – September 2009

Speaker and Meeting Recap:

Our speaker was Meredith Iler ­ Chairman of the Board and Wounded Hero Home Program Chair: Meredith Iler is an attorney and the President of The Strategic Alliance whose mission is to bring people together in business, government, politics and charity. She is the National Chairman for the Helping a Hero Wounded Hero Home Program and has spearheaded a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign that has succeeded in funding 15 homes for our wounded heroes. She successfully put together a partnership with Mayor Bill White, area Congressional members, and Rotary District 5890.

Meredith is an active community leader and volunteer. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Houston, Alternatives in Motion Adoption Agency and Helping a Hero. She is a former Congressional spouse and has supported our military throughout her adult life. She chaired the National USO Gala at a time when the USO was in financial distress and raised $1.8 million in 4 months. She also co-chaired the Send Off Ceremony for the 1/23 Marines when they deployed in 2003 for Iraq. Recently she participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC 75) sponsored by the Department of Defense where she received an inside look with our military.

Meredith was awarded the “Community Leader of Hope Award” by Aspiring Youth and received the Rotary District 5890 “Distinguished Service Award”. She lives in C ypress, TX and is married to Marshall Iler. They have a two year old son, William Marshall Iler.