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Diana Shinall named interim director of Lussier Community Education Center

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The Lussier Community Education Center (LCEC) announced Wednesday that Madison nonprofit executive Diana Shinall will step in as the interim executive director as the organization searches for a permanent person to fill the post.

“We are thrilled that Diana has agreed to share her talents and years of experience to expertly lead the LCEC as we embark on a thoughtful search for an executive director,” says Lorri Wendorf-Corrigan, president of the LCEC board of directors, in a statement. “We’re confident that Diana will provide outstanding leadership during this transition.”

Shinall founded TJs Support Brokerage Firm, Inc. where she oversaw a pre-apprenticeship life skills training program for youth and adults in Madison, and manged the budget, staffing, board of directors, curriculum development, outreach, fundraising and instruction.

Originally from Gary, Indiana, Shinall has a strong background in employment, training and workforce development, especially with populations and individuals facing multiple barriers, according to a press release from Lussier.

“I look forward to working with the community, staff, board, and other partners to continue the great work of the Lussier Community Education Center,” Shinall said in a statement.

Shinall began her tenure with the LCEC on Sept. 22. Paul Terranova, who has been the executive director of LCEC for 21 years, left the post on Sept. 30.