Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Omni William Penn Hotel, 17th Floor
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Anne Stokes
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

 Honorary Committee Members

Honorary Chair, Leslie C. Davis, UPMC

Dr. Barbara Barnes, UPMC

Maris Bondi, UPMC Health Plan

Terri Bone, University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business

Phyllis Comer, Community Volunteer

Yvonne Cook, Highmark Foundation

Sylvia Diez, PNC

Elaine Effort, KQV Reporter

Marilyn Egan, Pittsburgh Opera

Sylvia Fields, Eden Hall Foundation

Jessica Galardini, JRG Advisors, LLC

Amy Herne, FedEx Ground

Diane Holder, UPMC Health Plan

Victoria B. Kush, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Karen Larrimer, PNC Financial Services Group

Dr. Melissa McNeil, University of Pittsburgh / UPMC

Rona Nesbit, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D., Author, Ten Fingers Touching

Susie Shipley, Huntington Bank

Cecile Springer, Community Volunteer

Angie Stengel,  American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Betsy Teti, Community Volunteer

Dr. Ann Thompson, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Latasha Wilson-Batch, Best of the Batch Foundation




Sylvia Fields, The Eden Hall Foundation

Karen Larrimer, PNC

Carol MacPhail, Robert Morris University

Rona Nesbit, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari, Inc.

Denise Sabolcik, FedEx

Betsy Teti, EQ Essentials, Inc.

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Awards of Distinction
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Omni William Penn Hotel
Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 11:30 a.m.

The Awards of Distinction Luncheon recognizes eight outstanding professional women, two Girl Scouts and a corporate / non-profit community champion. Proceeds of this premier event support the Girl Scouts’ mission - to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women leaders.


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Unable to attend? You can make a donation directly to Girl Scouts.  


2017 Honorary Chair

Leslie C. Davis

Senior Vice President, UPMC
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Health Services Division
President, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

2017 Women of Distinction

Arts & Education – Dawn Keezer, Director, Pittsburgh Film Office

Athletics – Karen Hall, ESPN Sports Analyst and Commentator,
ESPN Sports Broadcasting Company

Business – Tracy DeCock, Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, PNC Corporate Finance

Community & Nonprofit – Leah Lizarondo, CEO and Co-Founder,
412 Food Rescue

Entrepreneur & Small Business – Kiya Tomlin, Owner / Designer, Uptown Sweats

Government & Law – Christina Cassotis, Chief Executive Officer,
Allegheny County Airport Authority

Health Care – Dr. Patricia Kroboth, Dean, School of Pharmacy,
University of Pittsburgh

Technology & Communication – Lynn Banaszak, Executive Director,
Disruptive Health Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

2017 Girl Scout Awards

Girl Scout of Distinction Award

Lauren Duderstadt

 Grade 11, Hampton High School, Allison Park Troop #50001

 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award

Ashley Plater

 Grade 12, Penn Hills High School, Penn Hills Troop #1530,
Northside Troop #50597


2017 Corporation of Distinction


Presenting Sponsors



Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors



Maher Duessel

Palmer & Cay

Pittsburgh Magazine

* Sponsors are as of April 20, 2017