Meet the 2013 Women in Business Honorees

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The 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event will honor influential women in business whose major achievements and whose participation in many community activities throughout the years has helped the borough grow.  In years past, the event has boasted attendance of over 700 people. The evening will feature networking with Queens’ top professionals, an expo with the areas leading businesses, and a charity raffle benefiting the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Center and the South Queens Boys & Girls Club.

Along with recognizing notable Queens’s figures, the “Women in Business” event also provides one of the top networking forums in the borough.

This year’s event will feature Woman of the Year Award Recipient, Vanessa Murdock, Weekend Meteorologist & Reporter, CBS2 NY.

The 11th Annual Top Women in Business Awards & Networking event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terrace on the Park on Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

Ticket prices include networking, dinner and dessert. Click Here To Reserve Your Ticket

Meet the  Honorees:

Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, Queensborough Performing Arts Center; Marilyn Artis, CEO, Marilyn Artis Enterprise Inc.,Founder & Executive Producer, Golden Image Awards; Dr. Mahshid Arfania Assadi, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, St.Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University; Lori Bono, Audit Manager, Grassi & Co; Liliana Carrillo, Marketing Strategist, Business Promotions; Renu Dalessandro, First VP of Marketing, Sterling National Bank; Kathy Darmstadt, Director of Finance, Parker Jewish for Health Care & Rehabilitation; Sherita Delgado, Broker and Co-Owner of Rapid Realty Astoria and Rapid Realty Midwood ; Dr. Sharon DeVivo, Senior Vice President Academic and Student Affairs, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology; Mary Ellen Duffy, Partner, Duffy & Duffy Law Firm; Virginia Elliott, Managing Director, Delta newest hub in LaGuardia; Kertty Bolio, Owner, The Fitness Consultant; Mackenzi Farquer, Owner, Site NYC; Julissa Ferreras, City Council Woman, District 21; Dr. Marilyn Galler Sofer, Nephrologist, New York Hospital Queens; Linda Gisonda, President, Tec Crete Transit Mix Corp; Martha Hirst, Executive Vice President, COO and Treasurer, St. John’s University; Lucy Hossain, 2nd Vice President, New York Community Bank/QCSB; Andrea Korahais, Vice President, Controller, First Central Savings Bank; Jeannie Lai, Owner, Precious Window & Door Corp; Elena Litescu, Center Dean, Devry College of New York; Susan Malise, Long Term Care Insurance Agent, Genworth; Jennifer Manley, Vice President, Government & Community Affairs, Queens Library; Mary Ng, VP, Small Business Banker, Bank of America; Ana Oliveira, Senior Vice President, Investors Bank; Tanya Ortega, Owner, Silver Gull Beach Club / Breezy Point Surf Club, Theresa J. Osborne, Director, Culture & Tourism, Office of the President, Borough of Queens; Osanna Ovsepian, Manager, OKG Jewelry; Ida Perich, General Manager, Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights/ The Port Authority of NY & NJ; Dr. Jean Phelps, Director of Student Activities, York College; Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Inc. ;Susan Samuel, Founder, It Takes A Community To Raise A Child; Dr. Sherone Smith-Sanchez, Assistant Commissioner, Program Development-Division of Child Care & Head Start, Administration for Children’s Services; Lori Starita, Store Manager, Vice President, TD Bank;  Michelle Stoddart, Director of Public Relations & Community Development, Resorts World Casino New York City; Patricia Tiffany, Senior Vice President, Flushing Bank; Mary Torres, Assistant Vice President, M&T Bank; Jennifer M. Walden, Director of Marketing, Kupferberg Center for the Arts/Louis Armstrong House Museum/NYC Black History Month 5 Boro Tour; Palmina Teta-Whelan, CCM, MCIOB |Sr. Project Manager, American Airlines Real Estate Division

Special awards Recipients:

Humanitarian Award, Lois Christie, CEO, Christie & Co. Salon & Spa

Health Hero Award, Ann Sullivan, Network Senior VP, Queens Health Network

Lifetime Achievement Award, Ann Jawin, Founder, Center for the Women of New York

Claire Shulman Community Service Award, Alexandra Rosa, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Borough of Queens

Woman of Century Award, Claire Shulman, Former Borough President of Queens

Con Edison’s Big Heart Award, Betty Braton, Chairperson, Community Board 10 and Frances Scarantino, President/Founder Non-Profit Reach for the S.T.A.R.S

This year’s Women in Business Awards & Networking Event is brought to you by:

City University of New York, Delta Air Lines, Godiva, Vaughn College, Flushing Bank, Con Edison, Investors Bank, Genworth, Queens County savings Bank/ NYCB, Sandwire, New York Hospital Queens, First Central Savings Bank, Queens Library, M&T Bank and Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation

For Sponsorship opportunities or to be an Exhibitor please call 718.224.5863 Ext 226. or email mromero@queenscourier.com