FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kara Roberts
Announces 2021 Women of Influence
Harrisburg, Pa., (May 20, 2021) — Central Penn Business Journal has selected (Kelli Gift, Managing Member, PaySmart Payroll Services) as a 2021 Women of Influence honoree.
Women of Influence honors high-achieving women for their career accomplishments. These women are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership, and sustained commitment to mentoring.
Women to Watch honors women leaders, age 35 or younger, who demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to positive change.
The Circle of Excellence is awarded for sustained achievement and is presented to those women who have been recognized twice before as Women of Influence.
The honorees were selected by Central Penn Business Journal editors.
“This year’s Women of Influence are extremely accomplished. They make a difference and inspire change throughout Central Pennsylvania,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of Central Penn Business Journal. “They are active members of their communities and also mentor the next generation of women leaders. Central Penn Business Journal is pleased to honor them.”
The winners will be honored on June 21 at an online celebration from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at https://www.cpbj.com/event/women-of-influence/. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit https://www.cpbj.com/event/women-of-influence/. The event hashtag is #CPBJevents.
Honorees will be profiled in a magazine that will be inserted into the June 25 issue of Central Penn Business Journal and will be available online at CPBJ.com.
The Major Sponsor is UPMC. The Live Stream Sponsors are Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz and BSSF Wealth. The Awards Sponsor is Highmark. For more information about additional sponsorship opportunities and tickets for the 2021 Women of Influence, visit CPBJ.com or contact Kara Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Central Penn Business Journal
Celebrating 37 years of journalistic excellence, Central Penn Business Journal is a multimedia news source that publishes a regular print and online edition and breaks news daily on its website, CPBJ.com. In addition, Central Penn Business Journal publishes special focus sections and products throughout the year including Reader Rankings, Fastest Growing Companies, and Best Places to Work in PA. Central Penn Business Journal also honors leading Pennsylvanians through nine annual awards events including Health Care Heroes, Women of Influence, Forty Under 40, and Game Changers, and facilitates thoughtful discussion with market leaders through its webinar series. It’s Digital Marketing Solutions help customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing, and more. Central Penn Business Journal is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.
2021 Women of Influence
Marissa Bankert, Central Pennsylvania Independent Electrical Contractors
Jenny Gallagher Blom, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region
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
Kelli Gift, PaySmart
Denise DelGrosso Gilliland, Pink Power
Kathy Gutierrez, RKL LLP
Jude L. Hoar, Trout CPA
Jennifer Hollister, The Jennifer Hollister Group
Donna K. Holloway, Hershey Lodge, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Marissa Graby Hoover, Penn State Harrisburg
Jennifer Hynes, TEAMCare Behavioral Health
Andrea Karns, Karns Foods
Rebecca Korn, Rise Reign Rule
Theresa S. Kwayi, Harley-Davidson
Jeannette Magaro, 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
2021 Women to Watch
Lindsay Berkstresser, Post & Schell PC
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
2021 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