Women in Insurance & Financial Services Announces 2010 Award Winners

Award Winners Represent the Industry's Best

ALBANY, NY (11/02/2010)(readMedia)-- Over 70 women were honored by Women in Insurance & Financial Services at the Annual WIFS Awards Gala held on October 21 in Boston, MA.

The following awards were presented:

  • Woman of the Year – Linda Witham of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Woodland Hills CA
  • ANGEL- Barbara Donelin of B. Donelin Financial Services, Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Leaders Recognition Society (represents over $15.4 million in income in 2009) -


(highest income of all 2010 applicants) -

Kimberly Michel


Toni Espey

Cheryl Whitney

Nancy Wolfe-Smith


Marilyn Arnold

Carri L. Berger

Lisa Sappenfield Boyer

Deborah Cowan

Susan M. Ellis

Diana Farr

Kathleen Godfrey

Gail Hill

Monica A. Jones

Raeann Kusch

Ann H. Laufman

Lisa Lettenmaier

Joleen Hegland Mainz

Sheila Roesler McCampbell

Penny McGuffee

Donna A. Patton

Jill Pietrusinski

Arthea (Charlie) Reed

ShirleyAnn M. Robertson

Tiana Ronstadt

Susan Slone

Adrienne Upchurch

Judy Van Gilder

Kathleen Van Weiringen


Sherryl R. Adair

Marilyn Blosser

Susan L. Combs

Luana Mobley Corral

Barbara A. Donelin

Kay E. Georgiana

Michele M. Greene

Marilyn Hospodar

Martina Jimenez

Nancy Kelly

Laura LaTourette

Catherine Latto

Deborah E. Pajak

Anne B. Reed

Karen Roberts

Diana Scheel

Elizabeth Jan Stembridge

Irene Surmonins-Thompson

Alice Tang

Marion Watkins

Marti K. Webster

Nancy J. Wilson


Lilia A. Arandela

Brenda Bagonis-Cooke

Melissa Barnickel

Kari Jo Bear

Georgia I. Chletcos

Holly Conley

Margaret L. Crossland

Caroline Emswiler

Theresa Engle

Sheri Hoble

Dana Johnson

Mackenzie Martin

Lisa Nesser

Marielena Scanlon

Theresa Sell

Heather A. Smith

Terry Smith

Sheila D. Stith

Bessann H. Watson

Beverly White

Holly Whittle

Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting the careers of women succeed in this business. The WIFS mission is 'to attract, develop, and advance the success of women in the financial services industry.'

Over 1200 WIFS members receive benefits that include monthly webinars, local chapters in over 30 US markets, annual national events, professional education, member discounts, and corporate partnerships.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Nicole Correia, Executive Director at 866-264-WIFS (9437).