Photo recap: Women of Influence celebration

Central Penn Business Journal’s Women of Influence and Circle of Excellence honorees were honored at an annual event in June. (Photo/Nick Gould)


From left, Terri L. Redmond, director of counseling for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; Vikki Hultquist, general manager, attractions and entertainment for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts; and Cheryl Love, principal and division director, landscape architecture, for the ELA Group, cross the stage at the start of the Women of Influence program. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Ken Wolfe, managing principal, president and shareholder of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, speaks the event. The company was the presenting sponsor. (Photo/Nick Gould)


From left, Kathryn Sandoe, chief commercial officer for the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, and Lisa M. Sanford, director of the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, pose for a photo on stage at the event. (Photo/Nick Gould)


York County leaders had a strong presence at the event. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Laura Wagner, COO at PinnacleHealth Medical Group, a sponsor of the event, speaks to the audience in Harrisburg. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Mike Wilson, chief marketing officer and chief relationship officer of Members 1st Federal Credit Union. Members 1st helped to sponsor the event. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Rebecca Stevenson McClure, senior vice president at River Wealth Advisors, celebrates her Women of Influence honor with her parents. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Women of Influence honoree Jane M. Conover, president and CEO of the York County Community Foundation, enjoys the VIP reception before the awards ceremony. (Photo/Nick Gould)


Tonia Ulsh, co-owner of Mountz Jewelers, one of the sponsors of CPBJ Women of Influence, speaks at the event on June 24. (Photo/Nick Gould) –


More than 400 attended the celebration. (Photo/Nick Gould)


More than 400 people gathered to celebrate Central Penn Business Journal’s Women of Influence and Circle of Excellence winners on June 24 in Harrisburg.

The event highlighted more than 40 women who have helped build businesses and nonprofits in the region.

New this year was the inaugural class of the Circle of Excellence awards, which honor exceptional women who are at the pinnacle of their careers.

“Our CPBJ honorees have been leaders in their fields and their communities,” said Cathy Hirko, associate publisher and editorial director for CPBJ. “We are pleased to be honoring them.”

Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz was the event presenting sponsor. Major sponsors were Highmark Blue Shield, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Mountz Jewelers and
UPMC Pinnacle.

To learn more about the event, see more photos and nominate for next year, see our event page.

CPBJ Staff
Contact the Editorial Department at editorial@cpbj.com

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