Listee Features — January 12, 2018


Attributing her lifetime of success to fate, being prepared, and keeping her eye on the prize, Carolyn Winstead Meyers enjoyed a long career as an academic administrator, mechanical engineer, and educator. She started out as a steam generator analyst in the Machinery Apparatus Operation Division of General Electric in 1968 and as a systems analyst in the Information Services Division of General Electric in 1969, and steadily progressed from there. From 1972 to 1977, Dr. Meyers served as an instructor at the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and from 1979 to 1984, she served as an instructor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She proceeded to serve the latter institution as an assistant professor, associate professor, and associate dean

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Armed with deep faith and true grit, Emily Harkins Filer has thrived in more than six decades in business administration and religion. She started out at The John Hopkins Hospital, first as a registrar from 1955 to 1957 and then as the secretary of the Hearing and Speech Center from 1957 to 1958. She proceeded to advance to positions like president of Distaff Wives, vice president of the board of directors of The Planning Council in Tidewater, Va., president of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, founder, coordinator, and executive director of Lee’s Friends, and director of development for YWCA South Hampton Roads. In 2006, Ms. Harkins Filer decided to move into the religious end of the spectrum, becoming an

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Able to dream fearlessly, Kari Hogan sees endless possibilities for the betterment of lives. Her understanding of the role of a leader and ability to utilize it puts her in the perfect position to achieve her goals. Ms. Hogan began working with Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc., in 1987, and has held a number of titles throughout the years. She has shown the agency and its management that she is able to do what it takes to implement successful programs, whether it’s one she created herself or a poorly-performing one she was able to turn around, and is proud of the reputation she has built. Now having advanced to the role of chief administrative officer, Ms. Hogan is responsible for

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