New York SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2015 Brava Award winners. The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of New York’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $676.8 million in annual revenue and employs 7,521 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on September 28, 2015 at Capitale.
Please see below for a complete list of winners and for program details. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #BravaAwards.
“Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”
The New York Brava Awards ceremony on September 28, 2015, is an expected sell-out event where more than 350 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy achievements. Past Brava winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of New York.
Complete Program Information
2015 Brava Awards
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
Attire: Business Cocktail
2015 Brava CEO Winners
Fran Biderman-Gross, Advantages
Danielle N. Butin, MPH, OTR, The Afya Foundation (Nonprofit Winner)
Tara Seager, Ally Solutions Group
Rhea Wong, Breakthrough New York (Nonprofit Winner)
Lucie Voves, Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com
Stacey Cohen, Co-Communications, Inc.
Hillary E. Cutter, Cutter Productions
Stacie Curtis, CW Consulting Services
Andrea Correale, Elegant Affairs Caterers
Susan McGlory Michel, Glen Eagle Advisors, LLC
Lynn Mestel, Esq., Hire Counsel and Mestel & Company
Maryann Donovan, Impact Personnel, Inc.
Jodi Pulice, JRT Realty Group, Inc.
Heidi Kahn, Kahn Architecture & Design, P.C.
Glennda Testone, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (Nonprofit Winner)
Lauren Maillian, LMB Group
Lisa Kent, The Luminations Group, LLC
Monica C. Smith, Marketsmith, Inc.
Meryl L. Moss, Meryl Moss Media Relations, Inc.
Lourdes Cortez, North Jersey Federal Credit Union (Nonprofit Winner)
Paula Brancato, Northwestern Mutual
Lisa J. Dolan, CPP, People’s Accident Information Svs Inc. d/b/a Securit
Tracy Doyle, Pheonix Marketing Solutions
Laura Kozelouzek, Quest Workspaces
Lorraine Bello, GMS-T, REA – Partners in Transition
Tania Yuki, Shareablee
Rachel Scherl, Spark Solutions for Growth
Susan Mooney, Spirits Consulting Group
Nadine O. Vogel, Springboard Consulting LLC
CJ Stafford, Stafford Communications
Janine Darling, Stash America LLC
2015 Brava CEO Winners (ctd.)
Terrie O’Connor, Terrie O’Connor Realtors
Cheryl Benton, The Three Tomatoes
Marla Supnick, Unified Field
Faith F. Scott, FACHE, VNA of Northern New Jersey (Nonprofit Winner)
2015 Brava Executive Winners
Bari Zahn, Dai & Associates P.C.
Luciane Serifovic, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Geri Gregor, Grassi & Company
Mary F. Pisarkiewicz, PM + CO
Gillian Munson, XO Group
About the Brava Awards
The Brava Awards program celebrates female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high-impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in July.
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.