Siskin Children’s Institute promotes Houck, Bennett
Siskin Children’s Institute has appointed Jeaninne Houck as chief operating officer and Wendy Bennett as events manager and executive assistant to the CEO.
Houck, who will direct all financial affairs for the institute as well as human resources and facilities, began her career in 1993 as an accountant with a local CPA firm. In 1998, she became the finance director for the Hamilton County Community Services Agency, serving on various committees for the Department of Children’s Services and working with grantors and private foundations in children’s programs. Houck is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University.
“As COO, Houck brings a total package of human resource and business management expertise to the Institute,” said Dr. Deborah Arfken, interim President and CEO of Siskin Children’s Institute. “Her performance enhances the quality of the services we offer to children with special needs and their families.”
The addition of events manager to Wendy Bennett’s title gives recognition to the responsibilities she has carried for many years.
In her new role, Bennett will manage Star Night and Style Works, the signature fundraising events for the institute. She will also continue as the executive assistant to the president and CEO. Bennett is a graduate of Georgia Northwestern Technical Institute.
“Bennett brings a remarkable level of entrepreneurial skills to conducting the major fundraising events for Siskin Children’s Institute. Under her management, the many moving aspects of large events run like clockwork,” said Dr. Arfken.