2018 -2019 National Leadership | NAWBO


2018 -2019 National Leadership



2018-2019 Board of Directors



Molly Gimmel
Design To Delivery Inc.
Bethesda, MD
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Chair Elect

Jeanette Armbrust
Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio
Columbus, OH
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Cristina Morales Heaney
U.S. Safety Services
San Antonio, TX
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Immediate Past Chair

Kathy Warnick
Warnick Consultants
Powell, OH
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Tanya R. Allen
Forever Fresh
Detroit, MI
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Karen Bennetts
Little Red Bird, LLC
Charlotte, NC
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Lydia Chicles
Bold! Technologies
Orlando, FL
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Susan L. Dawson
Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC
Rolling Meadows, IL
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Chair, Presidents Assembly
Lisa Coppola
The Coppola Firm
Amherst, NY
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2018-2019 National Advisory Council

Corporate Partners


Bank of America
Jill Calabrese Bain
Charlotte, NC


Lori Lemmon
Atlanta, GA

Betsy Linder
Roseland, NJ


Master Your Card
Mercedes Garcia
Purchase, NY  


Wells Fargo Bank
Regina O. Heyward
Charlotte, NC


Southwest Airlines
Karen Price Ward
Mitchellville, MD 

Community Partners

Dr. Patricia Greene
Professor, Babson College
Chair, Women’s Business Research
Pembroke, MA

Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Oakton, VA

Monica Smiley
Enterprising Women
Cary, NC

Bill Sorenson
Heritage Capital Group
Jacksonville, FL

Deborah C. Stephens
Bloomington, IN

Deborah Stallings
HR Anew
Columbia, MD

Evelyn Strange
AES Advanced Electrical Systems
Louisville, KY

Lorin Beller
Lorin Beller, Inc.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Kara Cenar
Bryan Cave, LLP
Chicago, IL

Billie Dragoo
Indianapolis, IN

Kandi Hidde
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Darla Beggs
Abba Staffing and Consulting LLC
Bedford, TX 

2018-2019 Presidents Assembly Steering Committee

The Presidents Assembly Steering Committee is responsible for serving as “voice of the chapters” on the National Board and facilitating communications between National and the chapters, facilitating chapter collaboration/information sharing via webinars, creating a community of chapter leaders and helping chapter leaders with strategic planning, problem resolution, etc.



Karen Bennetts
Little Red Bird
Charlotte, NC
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Chair Elect

Michele Schina
Philadelphia, PA

Committee Members

Julie Ayers
LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC
Matthews, NC

Sandra Clitter
Your Tech Tamer
Media, PA

Lisa Coppola
The Coppola Firm
Amerherst, NY

Lorie Guthrie
SuperiAire Technologies
Albuquerque, NM

Henrietta Pepper
The Pepper Group
Louisville, KY

Megan Patton
ODA Strategy
Cleveland, OH

Wendy Lyn Phillips
Wendy Lyn Unlimited, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Jennifer Ping
Bose Public Affairs Group
Indianapolis, IN

Joanne Tica Steiger
Certified Impact
Indianapolis, IN

Janie Stubblefield
Mobile Counseling, LLC.
Dallas-Ft. Worth

Valerie Vaughn
Apex Business Advisors
Overland Park, KS

Sophie Wade
Flexcel Network LLC
New York, NY

Pam Williams

Raliegh, NC