Memphis Business Journal is proud to honor 25 of the most accomplished and influential women in the Memphis area business community.
The second class of Super Women in Business includes top executives at health care institutions and leading local companies in a variety of industries.
In addition to their professional achievements, these women stand as role models for younger female executives and are community activists who spend personal time to make Memphis the best it can be.
They will be honored at a Super Women in Business Awards luncheon Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis.
The awards are being sponsored by CBIZ MHM and PNC Bank.
A special section profiling the women in this second Super Women class will be published in the Aug. 23 edition of MBJ.
This year’s honorees include:
Donna Abney, executive vice president, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare; Nancy Averwater, CEO and administrator of Baptist Trinity Home Care & Hospice/Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.; Martha Perine Beard, Memphis regional executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Kelly Bolton, senior vice president of Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch; Gwen Bonner, chief operating officer, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett; Laurie A. Cooper, vice president/general counsel, Cooper Hotels; Natasha Donerson, president/CEO, Success Unlimited; Dawn FitzGerald, chief executive officer, Qsource; Katherine Buckman Gibson, chairman of the board, Buckman; Emily Greer, chief of staff, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Kim Heathcott, CEO, Clarion Security; Laurita Jackson, president, 1Source; Connie Lewis Lensing, senior vice president-Legal, FedEx Express; Stacy L. McCall, president, ServiceMaster by Stratos; Carol McConkey, senior vice president of Consumer Banking, Paragon National Bank; Mary C. McDonald, president, MCD Partners; Betty Sue McGarvey, president, Baptist College of Health Sciences; Lauren McHugh, president, Huey’s Restaurants; Carol Ross-Spang, senior vice president of Human Resources, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare; Peggy St. John, CEO, FedEx Employees Credit Association; Maggie Strom, president, Tioga Environmental Consultants Inc.; Marcia Taylor, chief executive officer, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital North Memphis; Ceil Thomas Walker, CEO and president, Walker + Associates Inc.; Laura Whitsitt, senior vice president of Research & Emerging Technologies, Smith & Nephew Inc.; and Kimberly Young, chief financial officer, Baptist Medical Group.