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TWIN Awards

Jun 15, 2017 01:06PM ● By Becca Newell


The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County hosted the 32nd Annual Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Awards on Thursday, June 1st. Held at the Westin Annapolis Hotel, the evening began with a cocktail hour, which was followed by a formal dinner and presentation, honoring local women for their incredible accomplishments and recognizing community businesses and organizations that encourage high achievement by women.

The 2017 Honorees:

  • Lynne Davidson - Director of Major Gifts and Foundations, Hospice of the Chesapeake
  • Carlesa Finney - Ombudsman Resolution Coordinator, Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Deborah Hall - Vice President Quality & Patient Safety, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Laurette Hankins - Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Judi Herrmann - President/Chief Creative Officer, Herrmann Advertising, Branding, Technology
  • Barbara Jacobs - VP of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Stacey Jenkins - Vice President-Strategic Delivery Solutions, Aerotek
  • Carrie Neuman - Music Director and On-Air Mid-Day Personality, WRNR
  • April Nyman - Executive Director, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
  • Emily Peake - Manager-Training, Trace International, Inc.
  • Angela Peterman, MD - President/Partner, Anne Arundel Dermatology
  • Maria Putzi - Victim Witness Specialist, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office
  • Christina Rodriguez - Co-Founder, CFO, and General Counsel, Sage Dining Services, Inc.
  • Cathy Samaras - Head Honcho, Synapse Sports
  • Jennifer Shipp - Vice President & Partner, Insurance Solutions, Inc.
  • Major Michelle Simpson - Commander-Bureau of Administration/Major, Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Lisa Snead - Staff Counsel/Attorney, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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Photos by Janna Ashton