The 18th Annual YWCA Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) awards banquet will be held on March 26, 2009 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. TWIN honors the professional achievements of women and companies who support the advancement of women. That evening, the YWCA will celebrate all of the TWIN 2009 Honorees. In addition, one of these women will receive special recognition as “Honoree of the Year.” The Honorary Chair of TWIN 2009 is Paige Johnson, TWIN 2008 Honoree of the Year. Jerri Jameson, News Director of Clear Channel Asheville, will emcee. Rev. Phyllis Martin of New Mount Olive Baptist Church will give the invocation. Entertainment will be provided by singer Regina Loveday.
Congratulations to this year’s Honorees:
Allison Jordan, Children First/Communities In Schools
Carol Peterson, Buncombe County Government
Cindy Weeks, Mountain Housing Opportunities
Cynthia Fuller, Bank of America
Donna James, AdvancED North Carolina SACS CASI
Esther Manheimer, Van Winkle Law Firm
Gail McCarthy, Highwater Clays, Inc.
Janet Cone, UNC-Asheville
Julie Duriga, Julie L. Duriga, CPA, Inc.
Karen Cragnolin, RiverLink
Linda McDaniel, The ARC of Buncombe County
Lynn Kieffer, CVS/Caremark and Child Abuse Prevention Services
Maria Roloff, Mission Hospital
Pam Lewis, AdvantageWest Economic Development Group
Rita Gentry, Telco Community Credit Union
Robbie Williams, A Vision of You – One Youth at a Time
Sharon Robbins, Insurance Service of Asheville
Shelley White, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Sue Sparboe-Derry, CarePartners Health Services
Susan Austin, Northup, McConnell & Sizemore, PLLC
Susan Barbour, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
Tammy McIntosh, Biltmore Farms, LLC
Yolanda Parker, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Zanie Davidson, Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.