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55 Local Women To Be Honored At Women of Achievement Luncheon

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55 local women will be honored on Thursday May 31, at 11:30 a.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget for the 2012 Women of Achievement Luncheon. The annual luncheon, presented by the Nevada Women’s Fund, serves as a recognition event for women in the region for their professional, personal and community achievements.

Honorees of the Women of Achievement Luncheon are individually sponsored and will participate in a day of professional development and activities and a recognition luncheon to honor them.

 

The 2012 honorees are listed below with their sponsoring organization:

 

Barbara Allen
Director and International Controller, IGT

Staci Columbo Alonso
Chief Marketing Officer, IGT

 

Letitia Anderson, MD
Cardiologist, Renown Health

 

Sallie B. Armstrong
Trustee, Community Foundation of Western Nevada

 

Marie Baxter
Executive Director, Reno Rodeo Foundation, Sponsored by Nevada State Bank

 

Linda Bissett
Government Relations Executive, NV Energy

 

Kathleen Boardman, PhD
Professor of English and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UNR

 

Lynette Bonnett
New Client Manager, Guild Mortgage

 

Nancy Bostdorff
Community Advocate and Volunteer, Sponsored by NV Energy

 

LaVonne Brooks
Chief Executive Officer, High Sierra Industries/WARC, Sponsored by Renown Health

 

Elizabeth Brown
Realtor, Broker CRS, Dickson Realty

 

Jennifer Burton
Reporter/Anchor, KTVN Channel 2

 

Ashley Carrigan
State Director, Office of Senator Dean Heller, Sponsored by AT&T

 

Joelle Collins
Director of Organizational Development, EMPLOYERS®

 

Jen Dominique
Director of Entertainment, Eldorado Hotel Casino

 

Patricia Downs
Director of Human Resources, Northern Nevada Medical Center

 

Bernadette Duckett
Receptionist/Cashier, Western Nevada Supply Company

 

Annie Flanzraich
Editor, Custom & Niche Publications, RGJ Media/RENO Magazine

 

Jennifer Fonda
Assistant Vice President, Branch Service Manager, Nevada State Bank

 

Bobbi Gillis, RN, BSN, CDCN
Breast Health Program Coordinator and Nurse Navigator, Renown Health

 

Niki Gladys
Director of Sales, RGJ Media

 

Sherrie Graham
Credit Analyst Manager, US Bank

 

Estela Gutierrez
Acting Dean of Student Services, Truckee Meadows Community College

 

Melissa Haffner
Vice President, Banking Center Manager, Bank of America

 

Anne Hanson
Senior Accountant, Truckee Meadows Water Authority

 

Jennifer Hill
Media Director, The Glenn Group

 

Sister Mary Kieffer, OP
Director of Sponsorship, Saint Mary’s Medical Center

 

Heidi Loeb
Executive Assistant to the Director and Special Projects Manager, Nevada Museum of Art

 

Annona Loughnane
Senior Director, Global Credit Services, Microsoft Licensing, GP

 

Cindy Mackowiak
Administrative Officer, Heritage Bank of Nevada

 

Sue Martin
Chapter President, Assistance League of Reno-Sparks, Sponsored by Knights of St. John Commandery of the Sierra

 

Laurie McGinley, MS, APN
Bariatric Nurse Program Coordinator, Western Surgical Group

 

Kristen Maria McNeill

Chief Strategies Officer, Washoe County School District, Sponsored by the Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation

 

Susan Moreno
Executive Casino Host, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

 

Jeira Mujica
Controller, Tahoe Resources

 

Mary Murdock
Slot Shift Manager, John Ascuaga’s Nugget

 

Katie Neddenriep
Community Relations Supervisor, Barrick Gold of North America, Sponsored by Nevada Mining Association

 

Mary Lynn Canmann Newman
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, EMPLOYERS®

 

Rayne Niehaus
Vice President, CDS Group Health, Saint Mary’s Health Plans

 

Mary Beth Olson
Vice President, Community Affairs, Grand Sierra Resort

 

Kaitlyn Ovard
Assistant Controller, Silver Legacy Resort Casino

 

Kristi Paquette, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Western Surgical Group

 

Mary Lee Ramassini
Northern Nevada Director of Transportation, Harrah’s Northern Nevada

 

Merle Rose
Chief Financial Officer, The Glenn Group

 

Justice Nancy M. Saitta
Supreme Court of Nevada, Sponsored by AT&T

 

Amber Sallaberry
General Manager, Great Basin Community Food Cooperative

 

Michelle Sanchez-Bickley
Vice President of Human Resources, Renown Health

 

Allison Smithson
First Grade Teacher, Sponsored by Sandra A. Daugherty Foundation

 

Shelley Specchio
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Nevada Regional MLS/ Reno Sparks Association of Realtors

 

Megan Starich
Attorney, McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

 

Lisa Stirgus
Vice President/District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

 

Jean Venneman
Vice President of Product Management and Licensing, Bally Technologies

 

Laura Villagomez
AVP/ Customer service Manager, First Independent Bank

 

Laurie Weeks
Manager of Concessions, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

 

Linda Wyckoff
Treasurer, Nevada Women’s History Project

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nevadawomensfund.org. or contact the NWF at (775) 786-2335.         

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