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2020 Women in Business Awards

December 10, 2020

Since 1972, Hudson Valley Magazine has been the authority on the people, places and activities that define the beautiful and ever-evolving Hudson Valley region. A division of Today Media, Hudson Valley also publishes Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, Focus on Albany, and the Casino Guide; features a vibrant website, hvmag.com; produces a weekly e-newsletter called Hudson Valley Today; and hosts several signature events, including the Best of Hudson Valley® Party, Burger & Beer Bash, and the Excellence in Nursing Awards.

Hudson Valley Magazine is an award-winning monthly regional publication whose mission is to produce a high quality magazine that informs, entertains, and investigates life in the vibrant community it serves.

Deadline to Nominate: August 14, 2020

Hudson Valley Magazine is pleased to honor some of the most successful, influential, and inspirational female executives, entrepreneurs, and government and nonprofit leaders in the region with our annual
Women in Business cover story and luncheon.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Nominee may live anywhere, but must work in the Hudson Valley
• Nominee must have been in her current position for at least one year.
• Anyone (colleague, peer, superior, subordinate, friend, relative) is eligible to
nominate a candidate.

Self-nominations are accepted.
To read about our 2019 winners click here.

A Celebratory Luncheon Honoring Top Female Executives, Entrepreneurs, Government Leaders, and Non-Profit Leaders.

Join Hudson Valley Magazine as we celebrate the region’s top business women at the 2020 Women in Business Awards. This special event coincides with the December issue of Hudson Valley Magazine, which will include profiles of each honoree. The Women in Business Awards features a sit-down luncheon, keynote speaker, and networking opportunities. Connect with regional business owners, civic leaders, government officials, and key executives from local and national companies as a sponsor of this special tribute to local business women.

Click Here to Download the 2020 Women in Business Sponsorship Package

For Sponsorship Opportunities, email sales@hvmag.com or call 845-330-2308
For general information or tickets, email pr@hvmag.com

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2019

Deanna Bellacicco Breault 

Owner

Bellas Home-Baked Goods

 

 

Janna Glasser  

Vice President & General Counsel

Mona Lisa Sound

 

 

Eliza Bozenski  

Chief Development Officer

Anderson Center for Autism

 

 

Jill L. Brodsky MD, MBA, FAAP

Associate Medical Director Chair,

Department of Pediatrics Director,

Physician Recruitment

CareMount Medical

Maryline Damour

Co-Founder & Pricipal Designer Damour Drake

Founder

Kingston Design Connection

 

 

Michelle T. Gramoglia

President & CEO

Woodland Pong at New Paltz

 

 

Carrie Haddad

Owner

Carrie Haddad Gallery

 

 

 

CJ Hartwell-Kelly

General Manager

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Leslie Laboriel

CEO & Founder

TrajectUP, LLC

 

 

 

Kelly Lyndgaard

CEO & Founder

Unshattered

 

 

 

Melinda E. Martinez

Director

Marist College Liberty Partnerships Program

 

 

 

Lauree Ostrofsky

Founder

Simply Leap & Hudson Valley Women in Business

Dina Pace

Director, Producer & Owner

Dina Pace Video Production LLC

CEO & Founder

Rosillion LLC

 

 

Kelley Redl-Hardisty

Managing Partner

Guardian Self Storage

 

 

Kristin Ruge Hutchins

President & CEO

Ruge’s Automotive

 

 

Elizabeth Waldstein

Executive Director

Walkway Over The Hudson

2018

Kathleen Bennett Marold

Owner

Floor 13 Textiles

 

 

Filomena E. Fanelli

CEO/Founder

Impact PR & Communications

 

 

Debra Forbes

Vice President/Charge Scenic Artist

Scenic Art Studios

 

 

Carol Gordon

President & CEO

Carol Gordon Consulting

Melody Gregory

Managing Attorney

Finkelstein & Partners

 

 

Jennifer Howland

Executive, Pathways for Experienced, Diverse Technical Talent

IBM

 

 

Beth Jones

Founder/President

Third Eye Associates, LTD.

 

 

Sandra Ludlam

Vice President of Branch Administration

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Kelly Mace

Director of Patient Care Services, MidHudson Region

Caremount Medical

 

 

Kathy Merget

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

The Culinary Institute of America

 

 

Leah Penniman

Founding Co-Director

Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc.

 

 

Suzanne Rajczi

CEO

Ginsberg’s Foods

Erin Riley

Senior Vice President

Scenic Hudson

 

 

Nina Smiley

Director of Mindfulness Programming

Mohonk Mountain House

 

 

Tara Sullivan

Deputy Executive Director

New York State Bridge Authority

2017

Catharine Arpino

Owner

Hudson Valley Skin Care

 

 

Eve Ashworth

President & CEO

Ashworth Creative

 

 

Michelle Barone-Lepore

Senior Vice President

Rhinebeck Bank

 

 

Amanda Baxter

President

RL Baxter Building Corp.

Alicia Beardsley

RPA-CSenior Director of Population Health Initiates

CareMount Medical

 

 

Elizabeth Floegel

Head of Commerical Technology

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Denise George

President, Northern Dutchess Hospital

Senior VP, Health Quest

 

 

Sara Greenberg-Hoye

Director of Development

Greystone Programs, Inc.

Arleen G. Harkins

Owner / Chef

Historic Village Diner

 

 

Mary P. Leahy, MD.

CEO

Bon Secours Charity Health System

 

 

Carlys Lemler, Esq.

General Manager

The Historic Thayer Hotel

 

 

Andrea Rhodes

Co-Founder / Producing Director

Tangent Theatre Company

Kris Seiz

Owner

Storm King Adventure Tours

 

 

Sarah Sholes, Esq.

Partner

Sholes & Miller, LLP

 

 

Christina (Wolfe) Snyder

Owner

Wolfe’s Cleaning Services

 

 

Patricia Wind

Co-Founder & CEO

Farms2Tables

2016

Trine Boode-Petersen & Corinne McDonald

Executive Director of Communicatons and Executive Director of Operations

The Wayfinder Experience

 

 

Ann M. Byne

Owner/Principal

The Byne Group

 

 

Joan Cusack-McGuirk

CEO & President

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

 

 

Barbara Finklestein, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Founder & President

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute

 

 

Lauren Gillett

Senior Principal/VP of Human Resources

The Chazen Companies

 

 

Dr. Karen Kuhla

Executive Director/ Co-Founder

Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point

 

 

Parinaz Mokhtari

Owner/Founder and Director

Montgomery Montessori School

Shelly NeJame & Britney NeJame-O’Brien

Controller and Office Manager

NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.

 

 

Soraya Osorio

CEO & President

Soraya LTD and SorayaOsorio.com

 

 

Anne Michelle Radcliffe

Owner/Stylist

AnneMichelle Hair

 

 

Marsha Rand

CEO & Founder

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Lisa Simmons

RPhManager, Pharmacy Department

MidHudson Regional Hospital

2015

Maria Dominijanni & Isa Marinaro

Co-Founders

Dutchess School of Driving Inc.

 

 

Josie Eriole

Owner, Founder

Moxie Cup

 

 

Mariel Fiori

Managing Editor

La Voz

Rita Gaffney

Financial Advisor

The Walker/Gaffney Group

 

 

Deborah Garry

Co-Founder

BBG&G Advertising & PR

 

Suzanne Holt

Director

Ulster County Office of Economic Development

 

 

Jenny Parker, Lauren Jones & Aliyah Brandt

Co-Owners

Ironwood Farm

Jonna Spilbor

Attorney, TV/Radio Personality

Jonna Spilbor Law, Happy Hour with Jonna & Keryl

 

 

Maria Whittingham

Boutique Owner & Activist

Maria Luisa Boutique

2014

Alexandra Putman

Owner, co-founder, and CEO

Integrated Enterprise Solutions

 

 

Linda Miele-Cavallaro

Administrator

Thompson House Residential and Rehabilitative Care Facility at Northern Dutchess Hospital

 

 

Laura Pensiero

Owner

Gigi Hudson Valley

Maureen Halahan

President & CEO

Orange County Partnership

 

 

Petra Klein Executive

Vice President of Technology & Strategy

The Solar Energy Consortium

VP of Quality Assurance

FALA Technologies

 

 

Lauren Walling

Deputy Executive Director

The Women’s Studio Workshop

Deborah Brenner

Owner and Founder

Women of the Vine

 

 

Jennifer Maher

Chairwoman

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Plummer

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Bank of Greene County

 

 

Kelley Drahushuk

Owner

The Spotty Dog Books and Ale

2013

Stacie Laskin

Global Recycling Incorporated,

Newburgh (Orange County)

 

 

Ellie Nieves

Vice-President, Counsel & Head

Government Relations at The Guardian Life Insurance Company

 

 

March Gallagher

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

Newburgh (Orange County)

Stephanie Wyant

Owner of Dash Ink Marketing

Kingston (Ulster County)

 

 

Donna Williams

Field Goods

Kingston (Ulster County)

 

 

Andrea Giraldo

A&G Trading Corp.

Rockland County

Kimberley Williams

Williams Lumber

Rhinebeck (Dutchess County)

 

 

Lisa Marie Cathie

Ulster Savings Bank

Highland (Ulster County)

Connie Snyder

CRSR Design

Ulster County

 

 

Faith Ann

Takes Empire Education Corporation

Albany County

2012

Martina Arfwidson and Gun Nowak

FACE Stockholm

Rhinebeck (Dutchess County)

 

 

Cecilia Dinio-Durkin

Owner, Women’s Work

Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)

 

 

Mary Kay

VrbaDutchess County Tourism

Dutchess County

Nancy Gold

The Gold Standard

Katonah (Westchester County)

 

 

Mary Madden

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Poughkeepsie-(Dutchess County)

 

 

Mindy Kole

SUNY Ulster

Ulster County

Maureen Kangas

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)

 

 

Kenya Gipson

Clear Channel Radio

Middletown (Orange County)

Heidi Kirschner

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Ulster County

 

 

Beth Blecker

Eastern Planning

Westchester County

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