Bankable Consulting Excellence in Leadership Award criteria include the benefits to the organization and community as a result of the nominee’s work and how the nominee has taken on a leadership role. The winner of the award will receive $350, a jeweled World Globe as well as national recognition.
The winner was selected by a national panel of nine judges including: James E. Martin, Bankable Consulting, LLC; Mark A. Phiilips, State Farm Insurance; Charles D. Gladney, Integrated Diversified Services; Dr. Emma Lee McCloskey, CFRE, The Catholic Foundation; Claudia K. Thornburg, MUSC Storm Eye Institute; Shay Meinzer, Kelly Williams Realty East Valley; Judy Lawrence, CFRE, Fundraising Professional; Bruce Whitehair, CFRE, Allegheny College; and Dottie Powers, Anagnos Enterprises.
The 10 finalists have also been announced.
They include: Denise Kolivoski, MBA, NAMI of Erie County; William McCarthy, Stairways Behavioral Health; Luther Manus, Lifetime Community Inspiration; Linda Stevenson, Athena Powerlink Program; Edison Nicholson, Youth Leadership Institute of Erie; Homer Smith, Ambassador of Goodwill; Cynthia Lomax Mahummad, Black Yellow Pages; Paul Lukach, Crime Victim Center; Peggy Schwab, Community Volunteer; and Denise Olczak, Mystic Mountain.