The recipients of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Trailblazers – Women in Leadership awards are in!!! We are still fact checking and verifying names, place of business etc., but wanted to get the list to you hot off the presses! This year, we strongly felt every single nominee was worthy of recognition, so if you nominated someone and their name does NOT appear, please reach out as soon as possible! Complete bios and information will be up on our website by June 1, so please join us in celebrating and recognizing these amazing women!
The “Women in Leadership” of 2018 to be recognized are: Nohemi Bao, Marykate Acquisto, Tara Caroll, Carol Schmitz, Stacey Tompkins, Tallie Carter, Patty Turco, Megan Castellano, Josephine Carmody, Claire Tsakanikas, Candice Sciarrillo, Rita O’Brien, Terry Raskyn, Elizabeth Hudak, Beth Ann Lewis, Roberta Velichko, Irene Rohde, Jessica Vanacoro, Eileen Reilly, Ellen Hayes, Andrea Rudkowski, Katherine Doherty, Amy Sayegh, MaryEllen Odell, Barbara Reitz, Nicole Barile- Stern, Tracey Walsh, Brittany Alvarez, Patty Rathschmidt, Sabine Cknazik, Jen Zwarich, Rose Aglieco, Christi Acker, Hailey Knox, Kate Liberman, Jill Varricchio.
The sole purpose of the Trailblazer awards is to highlight, showcase and celebrate Putnam County businesses, not for profits, and those who support the business community. Women in leadership is an extra special award to recognize women who blaze the trail and go above and beyond in their work, volunteerism and community while balancing life and family. Please Join us on June 12, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Villa Barone to recognize these women at the county’s largest networking event! Sponsorship and journal ads available We will have one hour of networking, lunch and a keynote speaker, Jennifer Ostrega. Ms. Ostrega is a spokesperson, writer, and teacher based in the New York City area. Formally a comedic improvisational actor who gained national recognition for her one-woman show about corporate America.
-Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, “A business advocacy group”