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2016 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky honorees announced

From left to right: Molly Navin, Stacy Tapke, Julie Dusing, Wonda Winkler, Serena Owen, Laurie Risch , Kim Halbauer
From left to right: Molly Navin, Stacy Tapke, Julie Dusing, Wonda Winkler, Serena Owen, Laurie Risch , Kim Halbauer

Erlanger, Ky. – Toyota, the presenting sponsor of the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky (OWNK) Awards, is delighted to announce this year’s honorees. The professional accomplishments of these eight women are remarkable, but their passion for the region and commitment to community service make them exceptional role models for young women who follow in their footsteps.

2016 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky: 

  • Kim Halbauer, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
  • Laurie Risch, Executive Director, Behringer-Crawford Museum
  • Stacy Tapke, Kenton County Attorney
  • Wonda Winkler, Executive Vice President, Brighton Center

Emerging Leader: 

  • Serena Owen, KY State Board & Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach Instructor

Helen Carroll Champion of Education: 

  • Sue Sorrell, College and Career Readiness Liaison, Conner High School

Henrietta Cleveland Inspiring Women Award:  presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare

  • Julie Dusing, CFP, Financial Advisor, R.W. Baird & Co.

Judith Clabes Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • Molly Navin, retired Executive Director, Parish Kitchen

In addition, Toyota will be awarding $2,000 Nancy Janes Boothe Scholarships to three deserving female college students who exhibit the same qualities as the Outstanding Women honorees. Along with education partners Gateway Community and Technical College, Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College, Toyota congratulates this year’s recipients:

Gateway Community and Technical College: Lora Jones, Human Services major

Northern Kentucky University: Kathleen Durchholz-Biggs, Organizational Leadership major

Thomas More College: Melanie Johnson, Business major

Event Details
The 2016 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky luncheon and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21 at Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, in Erlanger, Ky. Doors open at 11:30 a.m and the program begins at noon. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10. Advance reservations are required. Checks should be made payable to LARaterman Associates and mailed to OWNK, c/o LARaterman Associates, 412 Pickett Ct., Ft. Wright, KY 41011. For reservations you may also call 859-578-9720 or email [email protected]

Toyota would like to thank NKY Magazine for their continued commitment to serve as the media partner for the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards.