Eleven young women — in professions from waste management to baseball — have been named the 2017 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report.
Each year, the Business Report honors a group of young women who are setting the pace in their professional careers as well as working to make the Midlands a better place. They were nominated by Business Report readers and selected by a panel of judges from last year’s honorees and our staff.
Among this year’s honorees are professionals in nonprofits, real estate, banking, state and local government, and the Columbia Fireflies. A profile of each honoree was published in the July 17 issue of the Business Report, and they will be honored at a reception.
The 2017 honorees are:
- Jill Michelle Armbruster, director of marketing, UCI Medical Affiliates
- Kristen Beckham, External Affairs, Dominion Energy
- Marie Dieckmann, associate, Advisory and Transaction Services, CBRE
- Amy Beth Franks, executive director, Five Points Association
- Mary Dell Hayes, executive director, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
- Jill Lawson, executive director, Palmetto Place
- Amanda Loveday, senior project manager, NP Strategy
- Erin McCaskill, private banking relationship manager, First Citizens Bank Wealth Department
- Abby Naas, vice president of marketing and public relations, Columbia Fireflies
- Cheryl Stanton, executive director, S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce
- Samantha Yager, solid waste assistant superintendent, City of Columbia