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 has sat at the head of the Whole Person Project, Inc., since she founded it in 1984, and continues to thrive in the role. Her expertise in creating and sustaining transformation and in internal audit risk management made her well-suited to grow the organizational development firm. One of the things that sets her company apart is its highly tailored approach to incorporate the client company’s existing tools, template, and organizational culture into their new path. This helps changes become easier to introduce and implement. Prior to her current endeavor, Ms. Butera garnered experience as a management consultant at the National Bankcard Corp. and at Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.,
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.
After years in a variety of management positions, Jo Ann Jones-Burbridge decided to branch out on her own. She started an eponymous consulting firm to offer management and human resources services in 2013, and is thrilled to be able to use her skills in strategic planning, organizational development, and training to help people. Some other ways she meets her goals is through community involvement. She is active on the board of trustees of the American Leadership Forum, the Right2Justice committee of the Texas Organizing Project, the planning committee of Sunnyside Neighborhood, and the board of the Gulf Coast Trades Center and Raven School. Prior to her current endeavors, Ms. Jones-Burbridge garnered experience as a juvenile probation officer, a training
Experienced in design, architecture and management, Tracey Kasper is highly qualified for her positions at Avison Young. She joined the management company as the vice president of project management when they acquired her former employer, The Walsh Company, LLC, and added the title of principal last year. Her responsibilities include handling business development, marketing, giving presentations, and managing a team of professionals. To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Kasper earned a Bachelor of Science in interior design and business administration from Northern Arizona University and became certified as an interior designer. Additionally, she obtained certification in leadership in energy and environmental design and joined the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. Ms. Kasper then set out to accrue
Driven by her desire to help build stability through economic development, Dr. Petra Seidler has spent more than two decades trying to bring peace to countries during or after war or a natural disaster. As change management consultant for JV Grontmij-GOPA-INTEGRATION, a civil engineering company in Wandlitz, Germany, Dr. Seidler provides independent finance and management, consulting services, executive management, utilities and infrastructure development, and public relations and media management. She is working in countries such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Egypt and Syria as a government-level project manager in donor-financed projects. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Seidler was the project director and change management consultant for the corporatization and commercialization of the new Afghan national power utility “Da
Armed with a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and a Master of Arts from Harvard University, Corinne Kyle flourished in her decades-long career. She demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for market research and management consulting over the years that served as a strong foundation for professional growth. Although she is now retired, she is still respected as an expert in her field. Ms. Kyle started working as an associate editor for the Inter-University Case Program in 1956, and she quickly rose to become the co-founder and chief financial editor of Financial Index and a research analyst for McKinsey & Co., all located in New York City. She moved to Philadelphia in 1964, where she began a long stretch that