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Columbia Regional Business Report reveals 2024 Women of Influence honorees

Originally published by Jason Thomas for Columbia Regional Business Report

The Columbia Regional Business Report has revealed its 2024 Women of Influence honorees.

The Women of Influence Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women from various industries and sectors, including business, entrepreneurship, public service, education, and community engagement.

These leaders have demonstrated exceptional leadership, resilience and innovation.

Honorees will be recognized during a luncheon event July 24 at the Columbia Marriott Downtown, in a special section of the Columbia Regional Business Report and online.

Click here to register for the event.

Here are the honorees:

  • Henri Baskins, executive vice president, Columbia Chamber
  • Emilie Blanchard, owner, Tasty as Fit
  • Regina Brown, manager, community engagement, Prisma Health Midlands
  • Tanisha Brown, artist development director, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • Lisa Cole, executive director, Turning Pages SC
  • Bianca Crawford Shelton, owner, The Crawford Austin Agency
  • Shutondia Culcleasure, entrepreneur
  • Ashley Dash, founder, Dash Consulting Group
  • Jamie Dement, director of SC Tech, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
  • Susan Douglas, vice president finance, secretary and treasurer, Terminix Service Inc.
  • Heather Eason, founder/president/CEO, Select Power Systems
  • Robyn Grable, president , Talents ASCEND
  • Nola Grant, chief human resources officer, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
  • Tara Greenwood, assistant city administrator of development, City of West Columbia
  • Monica Haddock, vice president of operations, Midlands Housing Alliance dba Transitions Homeless Center
  • Gretchen Lambert, vice president, Studio 2LR Inc.
  • Amy Lanier, executive director, Lexington Medical Center Foundation
  • Millicent B. Lann, program director, statewide investment accelerator, Benedict College
  • Allison Love, president/CEO, Allison Dean Love Consulting
  • Mary E.A. Lucas, associate general counsel, Open Technology Fund
  • Sarah Lyles, executive director, Palmetto Pride
  • Nancy Mandeltort, owner, Marco Specialties, Inc
  • Brittany Matthews, founder & CEO, The Promotion Lady LLC
  • Nikole Setzler Mergo, shareholder, Maynard Nexsen
  • Maya Pack, executive director, South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health
  • Barbara Rackes, president, SC Women in Leadership
  • Val Richardson, director, workforce director, Prisma Health
  • Sandra Rouse, vice president of student affairs, dean of students, Columbia College
  • Susan Ruinen, vice president/South Carolina office executive, Michael Baker International
  • Naida Rutherford, Richland County coroner, Richland County Government
  • Raysa Sanchez, insurance agent, Mega Insurance Agency
  • Cathy Seraphin, manager of educational partnerships, South Carolina Quantum
  • Hannah Stetson, shareholder, Turner Padget
  • Kelly Tam, vice president, marketing, Neel-Schaffer Engineering
  • Ashely Teasdel, deputy secretary of commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Lauren Truslow, founder and CEO, barre3 Columbia, barre3 Lake Murray, The Nail barre Devine Street, The Nail barre Lake Murray, The Plan by Lauren Truslow
  • Ashlye V. Wilkerson, speaker/leader expert, Phenomenal Women Leading LLC
  • Tiara Williams, architect/associate, Boudreaux
  • Janeen Witty, vice president for academic affairs, Benedict College
  • Lochlan Wooten, chief operating officer, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
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