Managing Member, Kelli Gift recognized as a Woman of Influence

May 21, 2021

News Release                                                                                        

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CONTACT:  Kara Roberts


Central Penn Business Journal

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 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 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

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 or contact Kara Roberts at

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, 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