Contact: Julia Warton, National Field Director
Eunie Smith, President of Eagle Forum, is delighted to announce that Kathy Wilmot of Nebraska has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors to serve as the new president of Nebraska Eagle Forum. “Kathy has been a longtime Eagle and served alongside Naomi Brummond, past president of Nebraska Eagle Forum who passed away this year. Kathy has graciously agreed to take on the role of president, and we believe that she is a wonderful successor to Naomi and addition to our state leadership roster. Her years of experience will serve Eagle Forum of Nebraska and its citizens well. We are privileged to have her lead Nebraska Eagle Forum,” Mrs. Smith said.
Kathy Wilmot began her professional career as a certified public school teacher in Nebraska. After spending a few years teaching in rural schools, she began employment with Bethphage Mission (now Mosaic) as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP). Primary responsibilities included evaluation of residential clients, chairing the Interdisciplinary Team, writing Individual Program Plans, and monitoring progress.
After working as Area Director for Mid-Nebraska Mental Retardation Services and Area Director of Bethphage Community Services in Texas, Kathy and her family returned to Nebraska. A change in professions occurred when Kathy was employed with the Kansas Department of Corrections at Norton Correctional Facility, a medium and minimum facility for 850 male offenders. As Staff Development Specialist, Wilmot developed the Orientation, Basic and Annual training for all staff employed at the facility. After serving in that capacity for 11 years, she was employed as the Accreditation Manager for the Stockton and Norton Correctional Facilities. In that capacity, she monitored compliance with federal and state statutes, compliance with Fire, Safety, Health and Environmental regulation and assisted the facility in achieving National Accreditation with the American Correctional Association.
In the late 1980’s, Kathy became concerned about changes she observed in the educational system and placed a call for assistance – and the person who answered was Phyllis Schlafly! Upon Phyllis’ insistence, Kathy attended her first Educational Policy Conference held by Donna Hearne in St. Louis, Missouri, which has led to many years of political involvement, lobbying and speaking. In an attempt to make a difference for Nebraska’s school children, Wilmot ran for and was elected to the Nebraska State Board of Education where she served two terms. In recent years, Kathy has been lobbying and educating individuals and legislators on proposed legislation and issues of concern at the state and federal level.
Kathy and husband Wes reside on a small farm in Nebraska. They enjoy their three children – and their spouses – who have “given” them 10 grandchildren. God has truly blessed their family!
To learn more about Nebraska Eagle Forum, contact Kathy at email@example.com.