PHILADELPHIA – February 4, 2014– Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR) – a non-profit providing networking, leadership, educational and personal growth opportunities to a diverse group of women business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia region – announced new officers and board members for 2014 - 2015. They are:
Christie Mills, MSFS, President
In addition to continuing as the President of the Professional Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors in 2014,
Christie Millsis involved with other Boards in the Greater Philadelphia area, such as the
Roxborough Orchestra. Mills is the corporate secretary/treasurer for Karr Barth Administrators, Inc., the premiere technological leader in the non-qualified benefits administration industry. Mills began working for Karr Barth Administrators, Inc. in September of 2000. She resides in
. When relaxing, her favorite pastime is seeing the world via travels with her husband.
Heather A. Herrington, Esq., Vice President and Chair, Advisory Board
Herrington is an attorney at Jacobs Law Group, PC, where she handles complex commercial and civil litigation, and labor and employment matters. A frequent presenter of various CLE programs, she previously served on the Young Lawyer’s Division Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Herrington lives in Haddonfield, N.J.
Christine Soares, Esq., Secretary and Co-Chair, Sponsorship
An attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, Soares’ practice specializes in helping businesses and law firms minimize the impact of business divorces, law firm breakups and partnership disputes. She is a member of the planning committee for Preakness at the Piazza, an event that raises money for the National MS Society. She is also involved with the planning committee of the South Jersey Young Professionals Association’s Annual Halo Ball. She is a resident of Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital section.
Leslie Cano, MBA, Treasurer
As assistant controller at Cozen O’Connor, Leslie Cano oversees financial and accounting functions for the firm. An accomplished finance manager, she has experience in global and national arenas in legal services, banking, education, and tourism/hospitality industries. She is participating in The Forum of Executive Women’s 2014 Mentoring Program.
Katrina Aikin, Co-Chair, Alliances
Joining the board this year, Aikin is a trained wealth management professional with almost 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. An ex-Canadian now living in the United States, she joined TD Wealth Management last year. Outside of her professional life, Katrina has volunteered as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters, graduated from the Forum of Executive Women’s Mentoring Program, and has coordinated fundraising efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. She continues to enjoy her life in Center City Philadelphia.
Judy Arnold, Chair, Co-Chair, Alliances
Joining the board this year, Arnold is currently an independent marketing consultant with a unique blend of over 25 years of business-to-business and business-to-consumer experience leading marketing in the financial services, insurance and retail industries. She volunteers her time and expertise on the fundraising, events and marketing committees of the newly formed nonprofit, the DMAX Foundation. She is also an active member of the Philadelphia American Marketing Association (PAMA) and a long-standing member and past President of the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA). She resides in North Wales, PA.
Diane Barber, Esq., Co-Chair, Events
A new board member this year, Barber is an attorney in the Legal Services Department of AlliedBarton Security Services,a national provider of security officer services headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, where she specializes in commercial contracts drafting and negotiation and corporate compliance. She is also active in the National Association of Professional Women and serves on the Board of Directors of MusicWorks, a non-profit provider of music therapy services located in Delaware County, PA. She resides in Hockessin, DE.
Peg Calvario, Co-Chair, Membership
As an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed coach for executives and business owners, Calvario is president of Peg Calvario, LLC, and acts as an executive coach and mentor. She is an active member and treasurer of the International Coach Federation, Philadelphia chapter. She resides in Lower Pottsgrove Township, PA.
Lisa Coleman, MBA, Co-Chair, Membership
Coleman is presently a business consultant focused on providing digital, marketing, and strategic business program management working with stakeholders at all levels both technical and non-technical. She is a managerial professional experienced in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and non-profit industries. She is actively on a variety of business, technology, and healthcare-related boards throughout the Greater Delaware Valley, including the Family Planning Council, Pierce College, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She is a resident of Philadelphia.
Margaret Denton, Esq., Chair, Ambassadors
Joining the board this year, Denton is an associate general counsel with Drexel University College of Medicine working as lead counsel for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health. She established the pro bono program for her office-- the participation in the Adopt A Shelter Program through the Homeless Advocacy Project and now serves as her office’s Shelter Coordinator. She was one of the 2013 recipients of the Homeless Advocacy Project Rising Star Awards.
She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and serves on its Membership and New Members Committee and a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACC), and serves a Mentor with the Temple University Law School Women’s Law Caucus.
Joanne Forsythe, Co-Chair, Public Relations
Joining the board this year, Forsythe is the project manager of North America IP telephony at Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company. She currently serves as the co-chair of their Women’s Network Valley Forge Hub. She completed the 2013 MS Leader’s Circle program and helps out with technical support for the Women’s Resource Center in Wayne. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from West Chester University. She resides in Norristown, PA.
Larisa Golodner, MBA, Co-Chair, Events
As manager of risk consulting, client services, and business development at ESIS a part of the ACE Group with CMA and AIAF certifications, Golodner assists in the development and implementation of cost reduction programs for clients. She is actively involved in the ACE Women’s Forum, a group that promotes networking, professional and personal growth, and mentoring opportunities among ACE employees. She is a resident of Philadelphia.
Lisa Hanson, Co-Chair, Events
A financial and investment advisor with Firstrust Financial Resources, Hanson focuses on “holistic financial planning” with an emphasis on working with high-net worth individuals and business owners.
A lifelong Philadelphia-area resident, she believes in giving back to her community. Hanson’s involvement includes volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor and serving as a board member of the Community Outreach Partnership, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to working with the homeless and elderly in the city of Philadelphia.
Doreen Mosher, Co-Chair, Sponsorship
Mosher is a career transition specialist with Innovational Services. She is dedicated to helping others find joy and fulfillment in their work, creating a transformational experience for her cross-industry clients, resulting in unlimited growth and possibility. She serves on the Board of Equality Forum and also enjoys volunteering for organizations that empower women to live up to their true potential. She lives in Philadelphia.
Lynn Mueller, MBA, Co-Chair, Public Relations
Mueller is the head of governance and programs in the Americas for Teva Pharmaceuticalsamong the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, a world leader in generic and specialty medicines.She is an experienced information technology practice leader and management consultant. Mueller is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and Society for Information Management (SIM), and a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of the Delaware Valley. She is a resident of Philadelphia.
Founded in 2002, PWR seeks to enhance business development and other professional development skills. For more information on PWR and its networking/leadership programs, visit pwroundtable.com, or contact Seamless Events at email@example.com or 215-948-3863.
PWR Officer Photos:
Christie Mills Heather A. Herrington Christine Soares Leslie Cano
Christie Mills earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., dual degree in Business Organizational Management and Human Performance Management, Summa Cum Laude) from Immaculata University and her master’s (M.S., Financial Services) from St. Joseph’s University.
Heather A. Herrington earned her undergraduate degree (B.S, Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, 2000) from Marist College and her law degree (J.D., 2004) from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Christine Soares earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., English, 1995) from LaSalle University and her law degree (J.D., 2006) from Villanova University School of Law.
Leslie Cano earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Business Administration/Finance) from the University of Akron and her master’s (MBA) from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.
Katrina Aikin earned her undergraduate degree (B.B.A., Economics) and an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Temple University.
Judy Arnold earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., Communications-Journalism from Shippensburg University and her master’s (M.G.A.) General Administration and Marketing from the University of Maryland.
Diane Barber earned her undergraduate degree ( B.A. Summa Cum Laude) from LaSalle University and her law degree (J.D.) from Duke University.
Peg Calvario earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Business Administration, 1980) from Kutztown University.
Lisa Coleman earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s (M.B.A., Healthcare and Finance) from St. Joseph’s University.
Margaret Denton earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Lincoln University, a (J.D.) from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and her (M.B.A.) from Cornell University.
Joanne Forsythe earned her undergraduate degree (B.A. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management) from Rowan University.
Larisa Golodner earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Finance, 2002) from Drexel University and her master’s (M.B.A., Finance and MIS, 2004) from Drexel University.
Lisa Hanson attended Temple University and Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Doreen Mosher earned her undergraduate degree (B.S., Public Administration, 1990) from Shippensburg University.
Lynn Mueller earned her undergraduate degree (B.A., dual degree in Computer Science and German) from LaSalle University and her master’s (M.B.A., Finance) from LaSalle University.