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Meet the 45 women chosen to receive CPBJ’s Women of Influence Awards

Central Penn Business Journal has selected 45 women for its 2021 Women of Influence awards.

The award honors high-achieving women for their career accomplishments. The honorees are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring.

Circle of Excellence honorees are women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women.

CPBJ added a new category this year, “Women to Watch,” which honors women leaders 35 or younger who demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to positive change.

To be eligible for the awards, candidates must live or work in the central Pennsylvania area, which includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.

“The 2021 Women of Influence honorees are extremely accomplished,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of Central Penn Business Journal. “They are innovators, creators and mentors who inspire others with service to their professions and to their communities. “They mentor and pave the way for future generations of women leaders. Central Penn Business Journal is pleased to honor them.”

The 2021 honorees are:

Women of Influence:

Marissa Bankert
Central Pennsylvania Independent Electrical Contractors

Gina Breslin
North Group Consultants

Kimberly Brister
WellSpan Health

Sara Bruton
Simon Lever

Gina Casner
The Casner Group at Iron Valley Real Estate of Central PA

Susan M. Cort
JPL

Sherry M. Cracium-Bolin
Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Kimberly J. Decker
Barley Snyder

Devon DiBiase
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Margaret “Mieke” Driscoll
CGA Law Firm

Stacy Durbin
Pennian Bank

Susan R. Ewing-Rathfon
Crescent Strategy LLC

Kathleen Pearson Fabrizi
PennState Schuylkill

Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams
Central Penn College

Sue Fornicola
New Hope Ministries

Jenny Gallagher Blom
The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region

Kelli Gift
PaySmart

Denise DelGrosso Gilliland
Pink Power

Marissa Graby Hoover
Penn State Harrisburg

Kathy Gutierrez
RKL LLP

Judith L. Hoar
Trout CPA

Jennifer Hollister
The Jennifer Hollister Group

Donna K. Holloway
Hershey Lodge, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Jennifer Hynes
TEAMCare Behavioral Health

Andrea Karns
Karns Foods

Rebecca Korn
Rise Reign Rule

Theresa S. Kwayi
Harley-Davidson

Jeannette Margaro
Storytelling Marketing Communications

Emily Mikus
The GIANT Company

Laura Stedenfeld
Omnes

Rhodia D. Thomas
MidPenn Legal Services

Vicki I. Turjan
Versatile Credit Inc.

Kimbarley Williams
Boyer & Ritter LLC

Ashley A. Wise
Conrad Siegel

Women to Watch:

Lindsay Berkstresser
Post & Schell P.C.

Olivia B. Surry
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Casey VanFleet
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Emma Watson
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Meghan Zook
The Salvation Army Harrisburg

Circle of Excellence:

Maura Donley
SO Tactics

Janet R. Donovan
Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA

Helen L. Gemmill
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Amy Helmuth
UPMC Pinnacle

Carol McKinley
Simpson Senior Services DBA Simpson

Jacquelyn Summers
Penn-Mar Human Services

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