ALBANY, NY (09/12/2017) (readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) has announced the list of 2017 Circle of Excellence qualifiers. Qualifiers will be recognized for their high achievements on October 26 during the 2017 WIFS National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WIFS Circle of Excellence is a voluntary recognition program for members who achieve significant income levels in the insurance and financial services industry. This prestigious recognition is based on annual production for the previous year. This year, 178 members submitted qualification for this distinction with reported combined income of $53.1 million.
"I would like to congratulate all of our Circle of Excellence qualifiers on this great accomplishment," said National President Evelyn Gellar. "Our members deserve to be commended for their commitment to advancing women in the insurance and financial services profession."
Following is the complete list of 2017 Circle of Excellence qualifiers:
Number of Qualifiers by Level:
Diamond | $1,000,000+
Vicki Catsimpiris, Linda Corujo-Ramsey, Karen DeRose, Ellie Mills, Donna Nadler, Lisa Sappenfield Boyer
Emerald | $750,000 - $1,000,000
Laurie Dubow, Kathleen Godfrey, Betty Harris Custer, Gail Hill, Raeann Kusch, Karen Poore, Nancy Wolfe-Smith
Sapphire | $500,000 - $750,000
Regina Beatty, Cheryl Carretta Whitney, Cindy Diccianni, Michele Greene, Diane Hack Gould, Julie Hupp, Helen Kho, Jenny Kho, Anne Machesky, Christina Nash, Frances Rutchik Gardner, Judy Smith, Stacey Spedden-Irrgang
Ruby | $250,000 - $500,000
Susan Anthony, Carri Berger, Cindy Bohn, Sarah Cicero, Eileen Cioe, Melanie Colusci, Susan Combs, Jeanmarie Deliso, Ellen Donahue, Karin Egan, Susan Ellis, Karen Foley, Pamela Gilmour, Dawn Gordon, Charlene Guisasola, Sheri Hoble, Kelly Hoff, Melissa Larson, Manda Lewis, Gail Linn, Lisa Lipton Parks, Karin Lopez, Mackenzie Martin, Juli McNeely, Melissa Miller, Christy Neill, Feng Yun Niu, Kathie Okun, Tanya Patzner, Jill Pietrusinski, Karen Roberts, Melanie Shanty, Angelia Shay, Winona Sioux Havir, Sheila Stith, Alice Tang, Ellen Tillman, Leanne Via, Marion Watkins, April Wilson, Dot Yandle, Julie Yunker, Paula Zonin
Pearl | $125,000 - $250,000
Christy Aleckson, Lel Arandela, Melinda Aven, Jennifer Bacarella, Melissa Barnickel, Carol Brian, Angela Brown, Monica Brown, Andrea Burckhard, Wanda Caffrey, Stefanie Cao, Georgia Chletcos, Anne Clayton, Avi Curry, Melanie Dahl, Harriet Doherty, Caroline Emswiler, Thera Engle, Lorelle Farber, Diane Finnestead, Carisse Gafni, Evelyn Gellar, Susan Glass, Brittney Golden, Judy Gregory, Debra Hedgcoth, Mindy Helfrich, Pam Hoppe, Carolyn Humphrey, Sue Ianniello, Pamela Jackson Middleton, Danna Jacobs, Beth Jones, Lisa Jones, Annette Kendall, Jeanmarie Kricher, Elizabeth Kuhns, Meredith Langus, Deborah Lewis, Heather Lindsley, Tonya Mathison, Christine McDonald, Karen McPartlan, David Mehmen, Jill Minette, Yuka Nakahara-Goven, Andrea Nameche, Krista Neeley-Gonzalez, Kathleen Owings, Jeanne Peterson, S. Ann Pugh, Angela Ribuffo, Sonja Rogers, Ashleigh Rothhammer, Sherri Rush, Lisa Ryerson, Taren Sartler, Cathy Schmitt, Irene Surmonins-Thompson, Holly Thomas, Gisella Tomasio Chesnul, Sheryl Tully, Carol Wechsler, Beverly White, Renee Ann Williams, Mary Wojnowski, Hawley Woods Gray
Topaz | $75,000 - $125,000
Alyson Burkett, Cheryl Canzanella, Ashley Churchill, Laura Davis, Lauren Debelius, Amy Evans, Ginny Fallon, Jacqueline Figiel, Jennie Fowler, Christina Getz, Sondra Goldstein, Stacey Grant, Alison Hartrum, Tamara Haskins, Molly Marie Hough, Martha Kern, Judith Luddy, Jennifer Lyndsey, Kim McCarthy, Kai Potter, Marielena Scanlon, Joy Sorensen Navarre, Janet Spector, Constance Urbanek, LaSausha Walker, Megan Walsh Paull, Stacy Wasserman, Jenny Po Wah Yu
Eighty years strong, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting women and helping them succeed. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services profession.
More than 1,300 WIFS members receive value from monthly education programs, local chapters in more than 22 US markets, an annual national conference, professional development and corporate partnerships.
For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, executive director, at 866-264-WIFS (9437).