Women's Business Enterprise Stars: 2005, 2006 & 2007 Recipients

WBENC WBE Stars are recognized for leadership in their respective local business communities, inspiration to other women business owners, and active roles at the helm of successful certified businesses.

 

WBENC'S 2007 Women's Business Enterprise Stars

Left to right, front row: Janice Hamilton, President and CEO, JMH Education Marketing, Inc.; Tara Abraham, CEO, Accel, Inc.; Sarah Bates, President and CEO, New Technology Steel; Karin Stevens, President, Edelweiss Enterprises, Inc.; and Sheri Orlowitz, President, Shan Industries, LLC.Left to right, back row: Gail Warrior Lawrence, President, The Warrior Group; Lynn J. Griffith, President, Welcome Florida; Lisa Hanlon, Managing Partner, TelTech Communications, LLC; Phyllis Godwin, Chairman and CEO, Granite City Electric Supply Company; Kanchana Raman, President, Avion Systems, Inc.; Julia Rhodes, President, Kleenslate Concepts; Judy Ritter, President, Ritter Contracting; Deborah M. Sawyer, CEO and President, Environmental Design International, Inc.; and Dawn Magnan, President, n8 Solutions.

  • Tara Abraham, CEO, Accel, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Council - Southeast

  • Sarah Bates, President and CEO, New Technology Steel, Representing the Michigan Women's Business Council

  • Phyllis Godwin, Chairman and CEO, Granite City Electric Supply Company, Representing the Center for Women & Enterprise

  • Lynn J. Griffith, President, Welcome Florida, Representing the Women's Business Development Center - FL

  • Janice Hamilton, President and CEO, JMH Education Marketing, Inc., Representing the Women's Presidents' Educational Organization - NY

  • Lisa Hanlon, Managing Partner, TelTech Communications, LLC, Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Council - West

  • Dawn Magnan, President, n8 Solutions, Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

  • Sheri Orlowitz, President, Shan Industries, LLC, Representing the Women's Presidents' Educational Organization - DC

  • Kanchana Raman, President, Avion Systems, Inc., Representing the Georgia Women's Business Council

  • Julia Rhodes, President, Kleenslate Concepts, Representing the Astra Women's Business Alliance

  • Judy Ritter, President, Ritter Contracting, Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Council - PA-DE-sNJ

  • Deborah M. Sawyer, CEO and President, Environmental Design International, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Development Center - Chicago

  • Karin Stevens, President, Edelweiss Enterprises, Inc., Representing Women's Business Council Gulf Coast

  • Gail Warrior Lawrence, President, The Warrior Group, Representing Women's Business Council - Southwest


WBENC'S 2006 Women's Business Enterprise Stars 

(Front row seated from left to right) Billie Bryant, CESCO, Inc.; Connie Rankin, Customized Real Estate Services, Inc.; Maureen O'Connor, LEM Products; Susan Phillips Bari, WBENC; Maureen Beal, National Van Lines, Inc.; Annette Fabozzi, Island Computer Products, Inc.; Brenda Loube, Corporate Fitness Works; (Back row standing from left to right) Sheila Benson, Employment Screen Services; Sandra Floyd, Outsource Consulting Services, Inc.; Sandra Davis, Applied Computer Solutions; Cara Shelton-Kass, Hi-Tech Imaging; Terri Hall, Doubletake Studios, Inc.; Beverly Wall, Languages International; Patrice Kouvas, AVI Foodsystems; Trish Karter, Dancing Deer Baking Company.

(Front row seated from left to right) Billie Bryant, CESCO, Inc.; Connie Rankin, Customized Real Estate Services, Inc.; Maureen O'Connor, LEM Products; Susan Phillips Bari, WBENC; Maureen Beal, National Van Lines, Inc.; Annette Fabozzi, Island Computer Products, Inc.; Brenda Loube, Corporate Fitness Works;
(Back row standing from left to right) Sheila Benson, Employment Screen Services; Sandra Floyd, Outsource Consulting Services, Inc.; Sandra Davis, Applied Computer Solutions; Cara Shelton-Kass, Hi-Tech Imaging; Terri Hall, Doubletake Studios, Inc.; Beverly Wall, Languages International; Patrice Kouvas, AVI Foodsystems; Trish Karter, Dancing Deer Baking Company.

  • Maureen Beal, CEO, National Van Lines, Inc., Representing Women's Business Development Center - Chicago

  • Sheila Benson, President and CEO, Employment Screen Services, Representing the Women's Business Council Gulf Coast

  • Billie Bryant, President & CEO, CESCO, Inc., Representing Women's Business Council - Southwest

  • Sandra Davis, President & CEO, Applied Computer Solutions, Representing Women's Business Enterprise Council - West

  • Annette Fabozzi, CAO, Island Computer Products, Inc., Representing Women's Presidents' Educational Organization - NY

  • Sandra Floyd, President & CEO, Outsource Consulting Services, Inc., Representing Astra Women's Business Alliance

  • Terri Hall, President, Doubletake Studios, Inc., Representing Women's Business Development Center - Florida

  • Trish Karter, President & CEO, Dancing Deer Baking Company, Representing the Center for Women & Enterprise

  • Cara Shelton-Kass, Executive Vice President & CEO, Hi-Tech Imaging Representing, Georgia Women's Business Council

  • Patrice Kouvas, President, AVI Foodsystems, Representing Women's Business Enterprise Council - Southeast

  • Brenda Loube, President, Corporate Fitness Works, Representing Women's Presidents' Educational Organization - DC

  • Maureen O'Connor, President, LEM Products, Inc., Representing Women's Business Enterprise Council - PA-DE-sNJ

  • Connie Rankin, President, Customized Real Estate Services, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

  • Beverly Wall, Owner & CEO, Languages International, Representing Michigan Women's Business Council


2005 Women's Business Enterprise Stars


L-R: Sandra Rand, Manager, Supplier Diversity, United Airlines; Barbara Woyak, President and Chief Executive Officer, Future Trends Technology Management; Lisa M. Witomski, President, T. Frank McCall's, Inc.; Sheila Hale Ogle, Chief Executive Officer, MRPP, Inc.; Caroline Nault, President, Exhibits South; Carol Muszynski, President, Eighth Day Design; Frances Mills, Owner, Cajun Treats; Nancy Michaels, President and Chief Executive Officer Impression Impact

L-R: Sandra Rand, Manager, Supplier Diversity, United Airlines; Barbara Woyak, President and Chief Executive Officer, Future Trends Technology Management; Lisa M. Witomski, President, T. Frank McCall's, Inc.; Sheila Hale Ogle, Chief Executive Officer, MRPP, Inc.; Caroline Nault, President, Exhibits South; Carol Muszynski, President, Eighth Day Design; Frances Mills, Owner, Cajun Treats; Nancy Michaels, President and Chief Executive Officer Impression Impact

L-R: Betty Cole, Senior Director, Programs, WBENC; Regina Mellinger, President, Primary Services, L.P.; Mercedes La Porta, President, Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.; Elizabeth Kearney, Ph.D., President, Kearney & Associates: The Experts' Alliance; Cynthia Johnson, President and Founder, Johnson & Associates Business Interiors Incorporated; Joan Kerr, Executive Director, AT&T Supplier Diversity Programs, AT&T; Valerie Freeman, CEO, Imprimis Group, Inc.; Loreley DeGeorge, President, Daystar Promotions, Inc.; Sharon Cannarsa, President, Systrand Manufacturing Corporation.

L-R: Betty Cole, Senior Director, Programs, WBENC; Regina Mellinger, President, Primary Services, L.P.; Mercedes La Porta, President, Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc.; Elizabeth Kearney, Ph.D., President, Kearney & Associates: The Experts' Alliance; Cynthia Johnson, President and Founder, Johnson & Associates Business Interiors Incorporated; Joan Kerr, Executive Director, AT&T Supplier Diversity Programs, AT&T; Valerie Freeman, CEO, Imprimis Group, Inc.; Loreley DeGeorge, President, Daystar Promotions, Inc.; Sharon Cannarsa, President, Systrand Manufacturing Corporation.

  • Sharon Cannarsa, President, Systrand Manufacturing Corporation, Representing the Michigan Women's Business Council

  • Loreley DeGeorge, President, Daystar Promotions, Inc., Representing the Women Presidents' Educational Organization - New York

  • Valerie Freeman, CEO, Imprimis Group, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Council - Southwest

  • Cynthia Johnson, President and Founder, Johnson & Associates Business Interiors Incorporated, Representing the Women's Business Development Center - Chicago

  • Elizabeth Kearney, Ph.D., President, Kearney & Associates: The Experts' Alliance, Representing the Astra Women's Business Alliance

  • Mercedes LaPorta, President, Mercedes Electric Supply, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Development Center - Miami

  • Regina Mellinger, President, Primary Services, L.P., Representing Women's Business Enterprise Alliance

  • Nancy Michaels, President and CEO, Impression Impact, Representing the Center for Women & Enterprise

  • Frances Mills, Owner, Cajun Treats, Representing the Women's Business Council Gulf Coast

  • Carol Muszynski, President, Eighth Day Design, Representing the Women Presidents' Educational Organization - DC

  • Caroline Simmons Nault, President, Exhibits South, Representing the Georgia Women's Business Enterprise Council

  • Sheila Hale Ogle, CEO, MRPP, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Council - Southeast

  • Lisa M. Witomski, President, T. Frank McCall's, Inc., Representing the Women's Business Development Center - Philadelphia

  • Barbara Woyak, President and CEO, Future Trends Technology Management, Representing the Women's Business Enterprise Council - West