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White Plains Executives Will Be Honored At Business Awards

Westchester Magazine's 914 Inc will host its Women In Business Awards on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Westchester Magazine's 914 Inc will host its Women In Business Awards on Thursday, Nov. 20. Photo Credit:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- 914INC., a Westchester Magazine publication, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Women in Business Awards.

Eighteen women from across the county were recognized as Westchester’s most influential female leaders. The honorees are profiled in the Q4 issue of 914INC., now available on newsstands. These outstanding women represent excellence in four categories: entrepreneurs, executives, non-profit and government leaders.

The 2014 Women in Business winners will be honored at a sit down luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown. Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor for NBC’s Today show, will be the keynote speaker. The 2014 award winners are: Janis Archer – Director of Strategy Management, New York Power Authority Liz Bracken-Thompson – Partner, Thompson & Bender Erica Breining – Owner, Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center

Natasha Caputo – Director, Westchester County Tourism

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD – President, CEO & Founder, BFFL Co. Barbara Finkelstein – Chief Executive Officer, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Susan Fox - President, White Plains Hospital Merin Joseph – EVP and Chief Information Officer, WESTMED Medical Group and WESTMED Practice Partners Wilson Kimball – Commissioner of Planning and Development, City of Yonkers Julie Kinch – SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Heineken USA Ruth Mahoney – President, KeyBank, Hudson Valley/Metro NY District Catherine Marsh – Executive Director, Westchester Community Foundation Kecia Palmer-Cousins – Owner, G&K Sweet Foods Anne Papaelias – Vice President of Human Resources, Curtis Instruments Nuala Ronan – Managing Partner, Databean Jodi Rosenwasser Levine – Founder/Owner, Jodi’s Gym Patricia Vitelli – Vice President of Finance, Westhab Gay Wheeler-Smith – Owner, G&K Sweet Foods

Each year, 914INC.’s Women in Business Awards pay tribute to a select group of female executives and entrepreneurs who were nominated during a two-month open nomination period. The magazine's editors vet all nominees and choose a distinct group of Westchester County women who have demonstrated a consistent level of success in their respective fields and have made a lasting impact both on the economy and in their communities.  Tickets ($85) to attend the awards celebration, honor the winners and connect with Westchester's most successful business executives are available at

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