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Women of Influence Awards

Women of Influence Awards

2014 Women of Influence

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On Monday, June 16, the Central Penn Business Journal recognized 28 women leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities.

In addition, three special awards were presented:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Past Program Highlights

2014 Women of Influence Slideshow

2014 Women of Influence Slideshow
Click on the picture to view a slideshow of the 2014 winners.

Women of Influence Awards Publication 2014

Women of Influence Awards Publication 2014
Click the image to the left to read through the special publication featuring the honorees of the 2014 Women of Influence Awards..

Women of Influence 2014 Event Highlights

Women of Influence 2014 Event Highlights
Click the image to the left to page through highlights including pictures and descriptions of the Women of the Year event.


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