Adept in linguistics and psychology, Elisabeth S. Wilton, PhD, claims language is her first and greatest love because she is likes words and why people speak the way they do. As president of her own company for 17 years, consulting at Wilton Associate, Inc. in McLean, Virginia, she worked with other contractors for the government. A couple of times Dr. Wilton contracted directly with the government. However, most of the time she was a sub-contractor to other contractors. She was doing training with the new employees that were hired. Prior to this role, Dr. Wilton began her career as a linguist, translating French, German, Spanish, and Romanian, for the U.S. government in Washington in 1959, remaining in this role for
Books have been part of June Fleming’s life for as long as she can remember. She has always been a reader, which made her decision to pursue library science an easy one. Her first position in the field was branch librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, followed by high school librarian at Little Rock Public Schools, associate professor at Philander Smith College, and library director for the City of Palo Alto in California. Eventually, however, Ms. Fleming’s time in the local government system inspired her to leave her library position. Although she had enjoyed her career up to that point, she wanted to do more to help her community. She became the assistant city manager of the City of Palo
Tenacious and passionate, Deirdre Anne Shanahan Harvey has become an invaluable member of the New York City Transit team. She joined the group as a construction manager in 1991 and quickly realized she had found her niche. Over the years, her responsibilities have come to include overseeing and influencing projects and guiding staff members, who appreciate her conflict resolution skills and her willingness to be open and communicative. She is currently working on a sub-litigation project in Coney Island, New York. Ms. Harvey considers the highlight of her career to be participating in the development of a ventilation plant. They finished two months ahead of time, which was fortunate because there was a smoke condition in the subway. The ventilation
An expert in information technology and management, Jan Soltis Tuttle White continues to make strides in her field. She is currently parlaying decades of knowledge into her role as the medical systems manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which she’s held since 1990. Prior to this, Ms. White garnered experience in roles like marketing development manager for banking and investment groups, artificial intelligence market development manager, multiprocessing programs manager, and VAX product marketing manager at the Digital Equipment Corporation, and assistant to the director of information processing services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also served as a systems engineer at IBM Corporation and at Harvard University and as the program manager of “Robots and Beyond: The Age
Hardworking and motivated, Margaret “Betty” E. Turner dedicated herself to professional growth. She started out as a secretary at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and ended up becoming the first female grain inspector and the first female licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ms. Turner’s expertise in export grain inspection, operations management, and state to federal regulatory compliance helped her thrive as an office manager with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Some of her responsibilities with the government agency included managing office operations and budgeting. Ms. Turner was also responsible for helping to promote the agency’s mission of supporting economic growth and development in Virginian agriculture and encouraging environmental stewardship and consumer protection.
Bright, funny, and helpful, Ann M. Butera is a natural leader. She founded the Whole Person Project, Inc., in 1984, and and uses her expertise in creating and managing organizational transformation to enable her clients to achieve their goals. One of the things that sets her company apart is its highly-tailored approach to developing solutions that incorporate the client company’s existing tools, template, and organizational culture. This makes change easier to introduce and sustain. In 1993, she shifted the focus of her practice to concentrate on internal audit and risk management. To expand her market reach, she authored, “Mastering the Five Tiers of Audit Competency: The Essence of Effective Auditing,” in 2016. Ms. Butera garnered experience as a management consultant
Always interested in how things worked and how things came to be, Frances Provencher-Kambour built an illustrious career in strategic planning. She spent the first year after high school as a clerk typist and editorial assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where her father worked. Upon returning to the U.S., she was able to take the experience she garnered and use it to grow. Ms. Provencher-Kambour served in positions like associate editor at Durham Advertiser and Kaman Aerospace Corp, publications editor for The Hartford Insurance Group, public relations consultant at Fran Ryder Associates, public relations account executive at Shailer Davidoff Rogers, Inc., and senior account executive at Creamer Dickson Basford, Inc., over the years. She was also an account
Janice LaRae Alden Anderson has worked hard all her life. Although her career did not go the way she intended it to, it has been extremely rewarding nonetheless. She grew up dreaming of going to college to become a journalist, but an accident stalled both that path and her job as a lifeguard. Instead, Ms. Anderson went straight into the workforce. She accepted a position as an executive secretary at the Pillsbury Company shortly after high school, and served in the role for six years. The next stop on her journey was water safety instructor and trainer, which allowed her to spend more time with her children. When Ms. Anderson got divorced, however, she was forced to rethink her career
Driven by expertise in computers and telecommunications, Sally A. Smith Shuler paved the way for women in her field. She worked hard and wasn’t afraid to assert herself to her peers and managers, which led her to become the first woman to ever complete general manager training at General Electric. This propelled her to the position of manager of federal systems at GE Information Services Co in Washington, DC, her first in the industry. Ms. Shuler quickly proved herself and began advancing up the ladder. Her next professional role was manager of marketing support at GE Information Services Co in Maryland, followed by director of business development and information technology groups at Electronic Data Systems, vice president of the Marketing
Backed by expertise in technical illustration and management, Margaret Scott thrived as an aerospace company executive. She started at the very bottom of the chain, but she loved aviation and knew she had something to give. Over the next 47 years, Ms. Scott steadily worked her way to the top. She garnered a reputation for her tenacity and skill, which propelled her to roles like flight test analyst at North American Aviation, graphics artist at North America Rockwell, illustrations project coordinator at Rockwell International, and head of the Graphics Art Department in the Los Angeles Subdivision of El Segundo. Her final position before retiring in 1990 was project manager at the L.A. Basin Data Services Center of Rockwell International. Ms.