May 09, 2019 11:31 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Thursday night was a night of excellence in Rochester.
Our community celebrated Rochester Business Journal's Women of Excellence, identifying high-achieving women in our community. Forty women were honored as "Woman of Excellence" while 10 other women were honored as "Circle of Excellence."
"Woman of Excellence" honorees are recognized for their career accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. "Circle of Excellence" honorees are recognized for their longstanding, notable success in the community, paving the way for other women.
News10NBC's Deanna Dewberry emceed the event.
"The women that we are celebrating tonight not only had someone invest in them, they are now pouring into other people all that they have, all that they give, all that they are, all that they know. They are now mentoring the next generation of leaders and that's why we celebrate them tonight," said Dewberry.
Watch below for Deanna Dewberry's entire speech.
These women are selected by the editors of the Rochester Business Journal.
The 2019 Women of Excellence honorees are as follows:
Calm & Sense Communications
Wendy A. Bello
WROC TV – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co.
Excellus Health Plan
Monroe County District Attorney
Kathryn Durfee D'Amanda
MillRace Design Associates
Capstone IT Inc.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Merrill Lynch: Goodbody & Associates
Tokeya C. Graham
Monroe Community College
New York Apple Association
Kristina "Kitty" Karle
Ontario County Court
JK Executive Strategies, LLC
Genesee Regional Bank
Connected Communities, Inc.
LiDestri Food and Drink
One Stop Janitorial And Office Supply
Colleen A. Matteson
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lesli C. Myers-Small
Brockport Central School District
Young Lion Brewing Company, LLC
Rochester City School District
Carla M. Palumbo
The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, New York
Audrey Patrone Peartree
Harris Beach PLLC
Kathleen Pringle Group, Inc.
Laura Saxby Lynch
Stephanie T. Seiffert
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nancy J. Snyder
The Bonadio Group
Veterans Outreach Center
Jennifer F. Takatch
Ann Marie White
URMC Department of Psychiatry
Rochester Regional Health
Melanie S. Wolk
Monroe Community College Foundation
The 2019 Circle of Excellence honorees are as follows:
Frontier Communications (Retired)
Mary Ellen Burris
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Eastman Kodak Company (Retired)
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Excell Partners, Inc.
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Nixon Peabody LLP
Center for Youth, City Council
Broadstone Real Estate, LLC
Congratulations to all the honorees!
Updated: May 09, 2019 11:31 PM
Created: May 09, 2019 11:19 PM
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