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Influential Women of Virginia honorees named

Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2011 of “Influential Women of Virginia.”

This awards program, now in its third year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large.

Their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence and progress give us a look to the future.

The 2011 honorees are:

  • Barbara S. Anderson, Life and Estate Planning Law Center PLLC, Alexandria
  • Kathleen O. Argiropoulos, Airlines Reporting Corporation, Arlington
  • Jean Galloway Ball, Jean Galloway Ball PLC, Fairfax
  • Sheila C. Cheston, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Arlington
  • Sallie Cook, Virginia Health Quality Center, Richmond
  • Christine B. Cottrell, RetailData LLC, Richmond
  • Ann Crenshaw, Kaufman & Canoles, Virginia Beach
  • Nancy W. Davies, Orchard House School, Richmond
  • Betty Dean, Didlake Inc., Manassas
  • Marla Graff Decker, Virginia Department of Public Safety, Richmond
  • Cara Dickens, Rocket Pop Media, Richmond
  • Helen Dragas, The Dragas Companies, Virginia Beach
  • Julia C. Dudley, U.S. District Court for the Western District, Roanoke
  • Leigh Y. Farmer, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Richmond
  • Sue Bell Friedman, Alzheimer’s Association, Charlottesville
  • Linda Davis Frith, Frith, Anderson & Peake, Roanoke
  • Anne Lynam Goddard, ChildFund International, Richmond
  • Rudene Tulaine Mercer Haynes, Hunton & Williams, Richmond
  • Lula B. Holland, U.S. Army Reserves (ret.), Suffolk
  • Geraldine B. Johnson, St. James’ Children’s Center, Richmond
  • Sheila C. Johnson, Salamander Hospitality, Middleburg
  • Vanessa L. Jones, Barnes & Diehl, Chesterfield
  • Bobbie Greene Kilberg, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Herndon
  • Vicki Kirkbride, The Women’s Center, Vienna
  • Arlene F. Klinedinst, Vandeventer Black LLP, Norfolk
  • Denise Kranich, Innsbrook Foundation, Glen Allen
  • Linda S. Laibstain, Williams Mullen, Norfolk
  • Cynthia Leahy, Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health
  • Hon. Elizabeth A. McClanahan, Virginia Court of Appeals
  • Anne H. McDonnell, Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Richmond
  • Yvonne C. McGhee, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Kathleen S. Mehfoud, Reed Smith LLP, Richmond
  • Stephanie Moody-Antonio, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
  • Victoria A. Mouras, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
  • Mary Burkey Owens, Owen & Owens, Midlothian
  • Jayne A. Pemberton, Sands Anderson PC, Richmond
  • Sarah Powell, Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke
  • Hon. Angela Edwards Roberts, Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Melissa W. Robinson, Glenn, Robinson & Cathey, Roanoke
  • Hon. Jane Marum Roush, Fairfax Circuit Court
  • Christine Thomson, MichieHamlett, Charlottesville
  • Hon. Winship C. Tower, Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court
  • Katherine F. Walker, Hollins University, Roanoke
  • Elizabeth L. White, LeClairRyan, Williamsburg
  • Kimberly Slayton White, Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Christine A. Williams, DurretteCrump PLC, Richmond
  • Stoner Winslett, Richmond Ballet
  • Amanda C. Witt, Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce

The honorees will be celebrated at a gala luncheon on May 19 at the Richmond Marriott in downtown Richmond. The “Influential Woman of the Year” for 2011, to be voted on by the 2011 honorees themselves, will be announced at this luncheon.

Each honoree also will be profiled in a special publication that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in early May.

One comment

  1. Congrats to all the honorees but especially to my friend and colleague, Cara Dickens of Rocket Pop Media.

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