The Women of Distinction Awards event was created to spotlight and recognize the important role women play locally in the
economy and in society. The honorees will represent the most distinctive women in business, government, education and
not-for profit fields. They will be selected by a panel of independent business and community leaders based on their
accomplishments and community involvement within Eastern Jackson County. Moreover, an overall 'Woman of the Year'
will be selected out of the 2017 honorees as well as the 2016 alumni and announced at the annual awards luncheon.
Winners will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Thursday, March 23, 2017 and featured in a special
Women of Distinction publication published by The Examiner. New in 2017 - Lifetime Achievement Award.
Individual tickets are $25. Four (4) seat packages of reserved tickets are $90 and corporate tables of 8 are $150. To purchase tickets, please call 816-254-8600.
There is plenty of free parking available at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.
Marilyn Arnold, Marilyn Arnold Designs
Carol Sue Bass, Truman Heartland Community Foundation
Erika Brackenbury, Sandy's Restaurant
Melodie Chrisman, Community Services League
Janet Clark, Play to Learn Preschool
Stassi Cramm, Community of Christ/International Headquarters
Ann Franklin, Independence School District, Retired
Yvonne Hall, Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co.
Janet Hessenflow, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care
Jodi Krantz, Independence EDC
Mary McNamara, Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal
Betty Meyer, Meyer Music
Dr. Bridget McCandless, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Elizabeth McClure, Truman Heartland Community Foundation
Michelle Metje, Corey's Network Inc
Leann Ortner, Grain Valley School District
Dr. Annette Seago, Blue Springs School District
Dr. Patricia Schumacher, Independence School District - Retired
Dr. Beth Savidge, Independence School District
Dr. Kelly N. Spiller, Professional Hearing Center