Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 East-Central Women of Distinction Honorees Announced

In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will combine the east and central regions of its Council for one Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. This luncheon will recognize 12 outstanding women representing Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega or Walker counties.

The Women of Distinction program pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement.

This year’s Women of Distinction Honorees are:
  • Stephanie H. Alexander of Birmingham, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Neeysa Davis Biddle of Birmingham, St. Vincent’s Health System 
  • Mariah Nowlin Chapman of Birmingham, Senior Vice President, BBVA Compass
  • Lisa R. Engel of Birmingham, Civic Leader 
  • Kathryn D. Harbert of Birmingham, Civic Leader
  • Joanne Hightower of Rainbow City, Executive Director, United Way of Etowah County
  • Dr. Dannetta K. Thornton Owens of Birmingham, President & CEO, Kennon Family Investment & Properties
  • Leigh Davis Perry of Birmingham, President, Alabama Power Foundation
  • Carol Savage of Jasper, Director of Community Relations, Walker Area Community Foundation
  • Tina Savas of Birmingham, Author and Entrepreneur

In addition, Susan Bevill Livingston of Birmingham, Attorney and Partner, Balch & Bingham will receive the 2012 Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award. Julia Harwell Segars of Anniston, Vice President Eastern Division, Alabama Power Company will receive the 2012 Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award.

Proceeds from the East-Central Women of Distinction Luncheon provide direct support to Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, which serves more than 15,000 girls in 36 counties. Primary benefactors for the Luncheon include: Alabama Power Foundation, Balch & Bingham LLP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and Energen.

For more information on reservations or sponsorships, please contact Leah Beth Downs at 800-734-4541 x1030 or visit Reservations to the Luncheon are $60 for general admission and $45 for Girl Scout members.