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Women of Influence

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!


Nominations close Friday, March 20, 2020.


Applications close Friday, March 27, 2020.

Women of Influence

Monday, June 22, 2020
5:30pm – 8:00PM

Hilton Harrisburg
1 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA

The Women of Influence awards honors women business leaders for their contributions to their companies, industries and communities.

2020 Women of Influence Nomination

The Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence awards recognize high-achieving women who are making a positive impact through leadership, community service and mentoring. This year CPBJ also will recognize Women to Watch – honoring women leaders, age 40 or younger, who display outstanding professional acumen, community involvement and commitment to positive change.
Circle of Excellence honorees are women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women. These women are selected by the CPBJ editorial board.
Who should be nominated?
You know and admire her. She’s the woman who never fails to exceed expectations – at work and beyond. No matter how many tasks she juggles, she makes it look easy. She always makes time to mentor others and creates a picture of what’s possible by leading by example.
Don’t miss this chance to recognize her for her inspirational leadership and extraordinary accomplishments - nominate her for CPBJ Women of Influence or Women to Watch!
For questions about nominations, please contact Dayna Edelman at dedelman@bridgetowermedia.com. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020
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  • Nominator Information

Congratulations to this year’s honorees!


April Adley
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital

Mandy Arnold
Gavin Advertising

Jan Bergen
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Jamie Berger
C & J Catering

Jane Conover
York County Community Foundation

Elizabeth Dellinger
York Traditions Bank

Dr. Amy Diehl
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Robyn Dougherty
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Sara Firestone
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Twila Glenn
The Twila Glenn Group at Joy Daniels Real Estate

Katherine Granbois, Esq.
Saxton & Stump, LLC

Nora Habig
M&T Bank

Heather Hall
Mid Penn Bank

Elizabeth Harriger
McKonly & Asbury

Vikki Hultquist
Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Kim Kenawell-Hoffecker, MSFS, AWMA®, CDFA®, CRPC®
Avantra Family Wealth

Anne Kirby
The Candy Factory / The Sweet Core

Mary Kohler
The H&H Group

Wendy Lakatosh, CPA

Cheryl L. Love, RLA
ELA Group, Inc.

Dr. Bili Mattes
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Rebecca McClure
River Wealth Advisors

Kathleen McKenzie
Highmark Blue Shield

Terri Redmond
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Gina Riordan
Drug Free Workplace PA

Dr. Kathryn Sandoe

Lisa Sanford
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services

Deoborah Suder
Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney

Dr. Lori Suski
Middletown Area School District

Cathleen Veach, MD
UPMC Pinnacle


The Circle of Excellence is a special recognition for women at the pinnacle of their careers. These women are truly the Icons of their industry and hold a sustained leadership role in their organization and the community.

This year’s inaugural inductees are:

Susan P. Byrnes
Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center

Linda Carchidi
The JFC Staffing Company

Dana Chryst
The Jay Group

Patricia A. Husic
Centric Bank

Tara Mashack-Behney, CFP®, ChFC®
Conrad Siegel

Kim S. Phipps, Ph. D
Messiah College

Cheryl Rhein
Penn Air

Carolyn Schaefer
York Traditions Bank

Robin Stauffer
High Foundation

Jean M. Treuthart

Lisa Wagman Glezer
Wagman, Inc.

Mary Webber Weston
Webber Associates; BURN 30

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  • Excluding family, on a personal basis, what do you consider your most significant accomplishment to be?