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Lehigh Valley Women of Influence honored today

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Marsha Rivas (left) of PPL Corp. and Megan Cunningham of St. Luke's University Health Network during the networking hour of today's event. Before the luncheon and awards ceremony .
Marsha Rivas (left) of PPL Corp. and Megan Cunningham of St. Luke's University Health Network during the networking hour of today's event. Before the luncheon and awards ceremony . - (Photo / )

More than 400 business professionals are gathering in Bethlehem today to honor 28 women who have been named 2014 Women of Influence honorees by Lehigh Valley Business. The awards luncheon and ceremony runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The women are being honored for their influence in their companies, industries and communities. An independent panel of judges named the winners based on their career accomplishments, leadership, vision, community service and mentoring experience.

"It shows the Valley how talented and wonderful the women in the Valley are. It shows how much of a difference our women make here," said Colleen Krcelich of MassMutual Eastern Pennsylvania, the presenting sponsor of the event

Of the winners, three are receiving special recognition awards: Jane R. Ervin (Lifetime Achievement Award), Polly Beste (Community Achievement Award) and Amanda Danziger (Woman to Watch Award).

The remaining Women of Influence winners for 2014, in alphabetical order:

Kayte Connelly of Best Principled Solutions LLC.

Mary Elizabeth Doyle-Tadduni of DeSales University.

Marilee Falco of JoycePayne Partners.

Kerianne Geist of BSI Corporate Benefits.

Lisa Getzler-Linn of Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University.

Michele Giletto of St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Pamela Gockley of Vigilant Corp.

Laura Haffner of Wells Fargo.

Kendra Hollinger of Trifecta Technologies.

Gwen Hoover of Altitude Marketing.

Susan Larkin of Allied Personnel Services.

Jane Long of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC.

Jill Martin of ParenteBeard LLC.

Heidi Masano of Masano Bradley.

Cindy McDonnell Feinberg of Feinberg Real Estate Advisors LLC.

Jenn Natalie of Capital Blue Cross.

Ashley Russo of ASR Media Productions and The PEAK TV.

Susan Schierwagen of Victaulic.

Laurie Siebert of Valley National Financial Advisors.

Tracey Smith of Merchants Bank.

Melinda Stumpf of PPL.

AnnMarie Vigilante of Langan Engineering.

Donna Wanamaker of Cornerstone Advisors.

Jill Wheeler of Klunk & Millan.

Gladys Wiles of Snyder & Wiles PC, Attorneys at Law.

Visit www.lvb.com/events for more information.

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Stacy Wescoe

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