2017 Women of Excellence
The Elizabeth Foster Award is an honor designated for a
Howard County professional woman who helps other women in the community reach
their full potential. Named for 19th century Kokomo founder Elizabeth Foster,
the award was given to Tracy Martino of the Family Service Association of Howard
Finalists for the award were
Gabby VanAlstine of Indiana University Kokomo and Jessica Green of Hoosier
Women of Excellence Awards
were given to five professional women in Howard County, including:
• Angie Martino of Martino’s
Italian Villa received the Break-Through Professional Award, which recognizes a
woman who has risen through the ranks of her profession.
• Deb Mumaw of Sam’s Club
received the Volunteer Award, which recognizes a woman who has a passion for
her Chamber and community.
• Breanne Bennett of Farm
Credit Mid America received the Connector Award, which recognizes a woman who
connects others to build business relationships.
• Jennifer Hindman of
Community Howard Regional Hospital received the Leadership Award, which
recognizes a woman who inspires others to achieve greatness.
• Abbie Smith of the United
Way of Howard County received the Maverick Award, which recognizes a woman who
has affected positive change in their profession.
Also, Holly Ireland of
Solutions Day Spa was honored with the WBC Member of the Year Award.
• The Elizabeth
Foster Award Winner is Michelle Simmons, Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo
Region. The finalists are Sherry Rayl of Project Access and Peggy Baugher of BMO Harris Bank.• the Trailblazing
Woman of 2015 Award Winner is Jo Brooke of Solutions Day Spa. The finalists are Jan Bailey of Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region and Angela Martino and Martino’s Italian Villa