SYOSETT, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Top 25 2016 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market has been announced by CEO Connection®, the only membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs. This list recognizes the top 25 women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for excellence in companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion.
List of Top 25 Most Influential Women in the Mid-Market (in alphabetic order):
- Andrea J. Ayers, Convergys Corporation
- Tory Burch, Tory Burch
- Sandra Cochran, Cracker Barrell Old Country Store
- Gayla Delly, Benchmark Electronics
- Sheila Flavell, FDM Group
- Lisa A. Hook, Neustar
- Julie Howard, Navigant Consulting
- Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort
- Kathy E. Lehne, Sun Coast Resources
- Selina Lo, Ruckus Wireless
- Tamara Lundgren, Schnitzer Steel
- Linda K. Massmann, Clearwater Paper
- Eileen C. McDonnell, Penn Mutual Life
- Virginia McDowell, Isle of Capris
- Judy McReynolds, Arkansas Best
- Ranjini Poddar, Artech Information Systems
- Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power
- Martine A. Rothblatt, United Therapeutics Corp.
- Karyn Schoenbart, NPD Group
- Suzanne Sitherwood, The Laclede Group, Inc.
- Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway Foods
- Diane Sullivan, Caleres
More than business trailblazers, the 2016 honoree list includes dedicated philanthropists and community leaders. Beyond their success in the Boardroom, each of these women have a story to tell. To view the bios of all the winners, visit http://www.midmarketrankings.com/influential-women/.
"We are honored to be able to recognize such a prestigious group of women who have truly made an impact on their company and have given back to their community," says Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection. "We have been recognizing CEOs through our Mid-Market 500 and Mid-Market 1000 lists and saw a need to recognize an underrepresented group within the mid-market, so we started the Most Influential Women's list."
Honorees will be recognized at the 2016 Mid-Market Convention on September 18-21 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA. Referred to as the "Davos for the Mid-Market," this exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders, business experts, and presidential candidates.
For more information and to register for the convention, visit www.midmarketconvention.com/registration.
ABOUT CEO CONNECTION:
CEO Connection is the ONLY membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Our mission is to help mid-market CEOs and their companies succeed. We accomplish this by connecting them to each other; connecting them to people, information and resources to which they would otherwise not have access; and promoting the interests, welfare, and perspective of the mid-market.
Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective company. They represent a wide variety of businesses across a broad geographic spectrum. Collectively mid-market companies account for $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual U.S. private sector gross receipts.
Inspired by C-level Wharton executives, CEO Connection began in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic community with wide ranging benefits uniquely designed to help the mid-market CEO and champion the mid-market perspective.
MEDIA: For more information or to schedule an interview with an honoree, CEO Connection CEO or convention speakers, contact Kelley Small: Email or 800.244.4719 x 501.
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SOURCE CEO Connection