Women of Distinction Laureates
2015 Capital Area
First Lady Deborah Bryant, State of Mississippi
Carol Albritton Biedenharn, Independent Business Owner
LoRose Hunter, Assistant Vice President, Regions at Work Coordinator, South Region
Janet Scott, Executive Director, Greater Jackson Arts Council
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, M.D., Vice-Chancellor of Health Affairs, University of Mississippi Medical Center/Dean of University of Mississippi
2012 Pine Belt
Martha Dearman, Executive Director, Forrest General Hospital Healthcare Foundation
Johniece DuPree, Business Woman, First Lady of Hattiesburg
Dr. Frances A. Karnes, Distinguished Professor, Director of Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, University of Southern Mississippi
Ora Shaheed, Chief of Clinical Operations, Forrest General Hospital
2012 Capital Area
Donna Bruce, Community Volunteer and Partner at BKD LLP, Jackson
Renee Ebner, Community Volunteer, Former Tourism Grants Manager at MDA and Current Account Executive at Frontier Strategies, Jackson
Joni McClain, Community Volunteer and President of Heart of Pines, Brandon
Dr. Carolyn Meyers, President of Jackson State University, Jackson
Debra McGee, Senior Vice President of Bank Plus, Jackson
Becky Vaughn-Furlow, Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Trustmark National Bank, Jackson
Mayor Rosemary Aultman, City of Clinton
Jill Beneke, President and CEO Pileum and Metrix Solutions, Jackson
Carol Burger, President and CEO, United Way of the Capital Area, Jackson
Bettie Delcomyn, Humanitarian and Volunteer Leader, Brandon
Linda Parker, Philanthropist and Volunteer Leader, Bolton
Dr. Paula Stewart Strange, Family Dental Center of Clinton, Flowood
Mollie VanDevender, Benefactor and Community Leader, Jackson
Olivia Brown Host, Partner, BKD, LLP
Carolyn C. Shanks, Past President and CEO of Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Beth Magee Smith, Outstanding Community Leader
Sister M. Dorothea Sondgeroth, O.P., President, St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.
Rita Wray, Deputy Executive Director Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration
Camille Scales-Young, Government Affairs Representative, Watkins, Ludlam, Winter & Stennis, P.A.
Tyler Lott Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Jackson Partnership
Libby Aydelott, 50-year Dedicated Girl Scout Volunteer, Deceased
Hope Bynum, Outstanding Community Leader
Toni Cooley, Systems Electro Coating, Inc.
Liza C. Looser, Founder and CEO, The Cirlot Agency, Inc.
Margo Hemphill, OneWay, Inc.
Rica Lewis-Payton, CEO, VA Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Elee Reeves, Coker, Palmer, Phillips & Mullen, Inc.
Kathy Johnson, Regions Bank
Gail Pittman, Founder and CEO, Gail Pittman Designs
Maggie Wade, WLBT TV-3