After graduating from high school at the age of 15 and college at the age of 17, Jane Douthitt embarked on successful careers in various fields, including contract negotiation. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of the work she conducted with MBM International as a contractor in the Middle East. Along with her late husband of 60 years, she also maintained a manufacturing space of one million square feet and 3,500 employees in Fort Worth, Texas, before relocating to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ms. Douthitt was often recognized as an employer who was kind to her employees and had several offices in many countries across the globe. Prior to establishing her current businesses, Ms.
Leading a diversified career throughout the state of Michigan for more than 30 years, Carlene M. Karavite held various secretarial, bookkeeping and real estate positions in Royal Oak, Oak Park and Birmingham, Michigan. In 1994, she became a limited licensed psychologist at the Midwestern Education Resource Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She later worked in the same capacity at Evergreen Counseling Centers in Farmington Hills, Shelby and Sterling Heights, Michigan, and at Advanced Counseling Services, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan, before retiring from the field of psychology in 1997. Additionally, Ms. Karavite excelled for 30 years as a real estate property manager for Leota Dunham in Royal Oak between 1976 and 2006. Ms. Karavite became involved in her profession because of
Not wanting to live at home anymore, Connie R. Gard was recruited into the U.S. Navy in 1954, which allowed her to teach computers at a junior college in Santa Rosa, California, where students would come up to her and say that she got them interested in computers. After serving three years, she became the office manager of Anchorage Drug Supply in Alaska from 1963 to 1967. She then served as the assistant operations manager at Sonoma County Data Processing from 1969 to 1995. During this time, she consulted for Chips & Bits Micros in Santa Rosa from 1984 to 2001. When Ms. Gard was working for the county, she didn’t realize it at the time, but she was really