Baltimore SmartCEO Celebrated 25 Top Female CEOs at the Brava! Awards, July 11
Over 300 CEOs & decision-makers joined SmartCEO in honoring women business leaders
at this highly anticipated, high-energy celebration
Baltimore, MD (July 12, 2012) — Baltimore SmartCEO recognized the area’s top female CEOs at the 2012 Brava! Awards, which took place on Wednesday, July 11 at the American Visionary Art Museum. This year’s winners collectively generated $2 billion in revenue and employed over 5,000 people. Additionally, the 2012 Brava winners were profiled in the July 2012 issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.
SmartCEO received over 200 nominations across the Mid-Atlantic for the award. A dozen Greater Baltimore business leaders formed the Brava committee and chose the 25 winners. For a complete list of winners, please see below. For more information on the Brava winners, visit www.smartceo.com to view the digital edition of the July 2012 issue.
“The 2012 Brava winners are an impressive group of women doing exceptional things for our community and beyond. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow — a highly talented group that has the drive to do great things. I am sure we will continue to hear of their success for many, many years to come,” says Craig Burris, founder and president of SmartCEO magazine. “We are honored to recognize such a group of women and their accomplishments.”
The winners were celebrated in style at the Baltimore Brava! Awards ceremony on July 11, 2012, at the American Visionary Art Museum. An impressive audience of friends, colleagues and family came together to celebrate the winners’ achievements. In addition, five past Brava winners were honored the evening of the event with their induction into the Brava! Hall of Fame. Angie Lienert of IntelliGenesis, LLC from the class of 2011, Marie Hartman of Hartman Executive Advisors from the class of 2010, Theresa Daytner of Daytner Construction Group from the class of 2009, Barb Clapp of Clapp Communications from the class of 2008 and Barbara Brotman Kaylor of Rooftop Communications, LLC from the class of 2007 received this honor.
The event kicked off with a high-level cocktail reception followed by an engaging, video-packed awards ceremony. The evening concluded with a toast eloquently delivered by Janet Amirault of Software Consortium. Over 100 articles of clothing were donated to support SmartCEO’s Baltimore Brava! Awards charity partner Success in Style, an organization which helps women and men in crisis in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor become self-sufficient and employed by providing suits and changing lives.
SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business leaders with a mission to educate and inspire our community through the pages of our magazine, connections at our C-level events and access to valuable online resources. With over 10 years of consistent growth, our communities comprise business leaders who are visionaries, mentors and well-respected leaders whose experiences benefit their own organizations and the communities in which they serve. Growing companies are SmartCEO companies.
About the Brava! Awards
The Brava! Awards celebrate women business leaders who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. These female CEOs have become exemplary leaders in their companies and the community at large by encouraging local philanthropy, mentoring fellow CEOs and setting their companies on the path to tremendous growth.
2012 Baltimore Brava Winners
Accent On Travel, Annette Stellhorn
AdNet/AccountNet, Inc., Betsy Cerulo
Applied Technology Services, Danielle Burnett
Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Karen E. Olscamp
Bambeco, Susan Aplin
Being There Senior Care, LLC, Linda Cromwell
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Inc., Robin A. Tomechko
BOC, Claudia Zacharias
BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., Carol Coughlin
Business Health Services, Dawn Motovidlak
H&S Resources Corporation, Sonja Hines
HealthPlan Headquarters, Suzanne Thompson
Howard Community College, Dr. Kathleen Hetherington
Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, Patricia M.C. Brown
Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa, Terry McGill
LPSenft&Associates/Baltimore Mediation, Louise Phipps Senft
MAC, Liz Rhode
Marian House, Inc., Katie Allston
PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, Audrey Leviton
Play Centers, Inc., Mona Criswell-Dinsmore
PMS Parking, Inc., Amsale Geletu
Roeder Travel, Mimi Roeder Vaughan
Sofi's Crepes, Ann Costlow
WellDoc®, Dr. Suzanne Sysko Clough
World Trade Center Institute, Deborah Kielty
To find out more about the 2013 Brava! Awards nomination process, contact programs manager Georgia Thomas. For sponsorship opportunities, contact regional director Suzanne Ratti.
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