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2016 Executive Women in Business



The first American female Fortune 500 chief executive, Katharine Graham, once said, “To love what you do and feel like it matters, how could anything be more fun?” This year’s Executive Women in Business honorees are a standout bunch doing just that. Varied in their career paths, they have risen to the top by relentlessly pursuing their goals, always putting people first and most importantly, having a good laugh along the way. They are a curious group that craves continuous learning and sharing their knowledge for the betterment of all around them. These ladies also make time for their communities despite booked calendars. The River City is fortunate to have them around, inspiring the next generation of leaders.


2016 Toni Ardabell
CEO, Bon Secours Richmond Health System


Jennifer J. Burns
Executive Vice President of Supervision, Regulation and Credit
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Dr. Terrie Scheckelhoff
Head of School, St. Catherine’s


Marilyn West
CEO, M.H. West & Co.

2016 Executive Women in Business Achievement Awards Selection Panel

Lori Collier Waran
Publisher, Style Weekly

Evelyn S. Traub
Partner and Section Leader – Tax & Benefits, Troutman Sanders

Victor Branch
Richmond Market President, Bank of America

Andrea Hill
Partner, Ernst & Young

John A. Luke, Jr.
Chairman, WestRock Company

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