Listee Features — March 8, 2022

Monica Gould


First earning a Bachelor of Arts in advertising at Texas Tech University in 1987, Monica Pankau Gould holds considerable expertise in sales and marketing and maintaining relationships with customers. Establishing herself as a corporate services manager for Texas Mutual Insurance Company in 1992, she went on to serve as the senior property manager for Insignia Property Management from 2000 to 2001. In 2002, she joined her husband’s commercial office furniture company, Modular Installation Services, Inc. when her husband’s partner left the business. At the time, Ms. Gould’s expertise was primarily in the customer side of business with fairly limited knowledge about back end work. As she stepped into the roles of vice president and chief finance officer with Modular Installation

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An accomplished writer and journalist, Jane L. Beathard first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Dominican University before obtaining her Master of Arts in journalism from the Ohio State University in 1986. From there, she worked as a public information officer for the Ohio Department of Health for four years, followed by eight years as a public information officer and media relations manager with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Subsequently working as a reporter for The Madison Press in London, Ohio, for nine years, she went on to transition into freelance writing, first contributing stories to Salt Lifestyle Magazine before becoming affiliated with Ohio Outdoor News in 2008. Entering semi-retirement in 2013, Ms. Beathard continues to contribute articles

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Kathy O'Keefe


Kathy B. O’Keefe established the nonprofit organization Winning the Fight in 2010 following the death of her 18-year-old son from an accidental drug overdose. Serving as the founder and executive director, she endeavors to provide education, support and other resources to teens and families dealing with drug addiction issues. Through Winning the Fight, she organizes and conducts support group meetings, workshops and various education-based programs, in addition to doing more behind the scenes work with organization marketing and grant writing. Their newest program is called “Better Safe Than Sorry,” which encourages families to get biometric safes for their medications as part of the BetteRx Safe program. Attributing much of her success to her ability to stay on top of everything,

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Mary Blanchard


An accomplished federal executive, Mary Josie Cain Blanchard earned an Associate of Arts, with honors, from Stephens College in 1967 before joining the University of Texas at Austin, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 1969 and 1971, respectively. In 1970, she embarked on her career as an instructor for the College of the Mainland and became the research director for the Prudhomme Corporation in 1971. In 1972, she joined the environmental planning division of the Texas General Land Office, where she remained until 1975 when she became the chief of permits and research for the surface mining reclamation division of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Ms. Blanchard began her work with the federal government

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An accomplished educator and entrepreneur, Sue Brock Dolinger holds considerable expertise in childcare and early childhood education. First earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Fairmont State University in 1974, she didn’t start her work in childcare until after she began babysitting for a friend of hers. Finding that she enjoyed the work, she also helped her friend look for daycare services when the child was older and was shocked at how poorly some of them were operated. Ms. Dolinger decided then and there that she could do better and, when her own children were old enough, she went to her pastor to ask about starting a daycare for the church. Feeling that working in childcare was her calling, Ms.

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