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2014 Women of Influence

2014 Women of Influence

When Monday, June 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where Hilton Harrisburg
North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Description The Central Penn Business Journal is looking for women leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities to be nominated for the 2015 Women of Influence awards. Successful candidates will have a solid reputation based on their experience, integrity and leadership, and have a proven track record of accomplishments.

Click here to view the 2014 honorees.


The basic agenda for the luncheon is as follows:

11:00AM - Registration & Networking

12:00PM - Plated Lunch

12:45PM - Opening Remarks

1:00PM - Awards Program

2:00PM Closing Remarks

25 Women will be recognized at an awards luncheon. where three special awards will be presented:

"Woman to Watch"award. Presented to a woman, age 30 or under, who is stepping up to help shape the Central Pennsylvania of tomorrow.

"Community Achievement"award. Presented to a woman who has dedicated a significant amount of time, energy and expertise to helping midstate community organizations thrive.

Lifetime Achievement" award. Presented to a woman who has committed her life to making Central Pennsylvania a great place to work and live.

See below for past program highlights.


25 Women of Influence

Alphabetical by last name

Amy Gohn Anstine, CPA, Partner
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP

Mandy Arnold, President
Gavin Advertising

Michelle K. Cantwell, DMD, Prosthodonist
The Center for Dental Sleep Medicine

Jennifer Anne Chambers, MD, FACP, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Capital BlueCross

Alexandra C. Chiaruttini, Attorney
Stock and Leader

Maria P. Cognetti, Esq., Owner
Cognetti & Associates

Joy L. Daniels, Broker/Owner
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group

Rebecca Denlinger

Susanne Harley. Dombrowski, Principal & Shareholder
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Babette Freund, CEO
Ritner Steel, Inc.

Dawn M. KirchnerKing, Managing Director, South Central Pennsylvania
Hartman Executive Advisors

Linda Kreider, Director of Human Resources
B. R. Kreider & Son, Inc.

Tara L. Mashack-Behney, President of Conrad Siegel Investment Advisors , Inc.
Conrad Siegel Actuaries

Rita Gamble McMullen, President
PDM Insurance Agency, Inc.

Kelly K. Neiderer, Chief Retail Officer
Mid Penn Bank

Jennifer L. Oswald, Vice President/General Manager
Momentum, Inc.

Brenda P. Pettersen, President
Aren't We Lucky, Inc. (McDonald's Owner/Operator)

Cami L. Ressler, M.Ed., President
Ressler Career and Business Solutions

Angela Sargent, Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Fulton Financial Corporation

Barbara J. Schmidt, President
Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

Sandra Funt Stefanic, Vice President IT, Diversified Business Solutions
Highmark Blue Shield

Demi Stevens, CEO
Year of the Book Press

Rebecca E. Summers, President
Lester R. Summers, Inc.

Stephanie Ann Treglia, HR Business Partner
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Paula A. Vitz, Vice President
Capital Associates, Inc.

Special Recognition Awards

Woman to Watch Award recipient:
Sarah Lanphier Himes, CEO
Nuts About Granola, LLC

Community Achievement Award recipient:
Robin D. Stauffer, Corporate Secretary; Executive Director of The S. Dale High Family Foundation
High Companies

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient:
Patricia K. Burnley, Founder
Kitchen Kettle Village

Contact Information Jami Marsicano
Central Penn Business Journal
1500 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-236-4300
Fax: 717-233-6803

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