Ragan’s Top Women Awards Luncheon

Date and Location TBD

It’s time to celebrate the Top Women in Communications!

The exact date and location of this special awards event are to be determined, but we cannot wait to celebrate with all of these inspirational women. Please check back for details.

We will honor those making a significant impact in their day-to-say jobs and careers, advancing the profession, while accelerating growth for their organizations.

The women on this list inspire—they are fearless and indefatigable players in the game.


Dustee Tucker Jenkins

Dustee Tucker Jenkins

Global Head of Communications



Brandi Boatner

Brandi Boatner

Social and Influencer Communications Lead, Global Markets


Johna Burke

Johna Burke

Global Managing Director

AMEC International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications

Top Women in Communications

Amy Binder

RF | Binder

Catherine Hernandez-Blades


Karen Kahn

HP Inc.

Margery Kraus

APCO Worldwide

Danielle Guzman


Dina Silver Pokedoff

Saint-Gobain North America

Jimena Gomez de la Flor

European Flavour Association (EFFA)

Kathryn Abrahamson

Aegis Therapies

Kelly Campbell Harris

Deloitte/Green Dot Agency

Kristian Stricklen

Indianapolis Public Schools

Michelle Hecht

Citizens Bank

Polly Tracey

Best Buy Canada

Susan Guerrero

Stein IAS

Abbi Whitaker

The Abbi Agency

Casie Shimansky


Christine Xoinis

Ethos Creative Group

Jen Bellmont

Bellmont Partners

Kathy Tunheim


Ani Vattano


Bonnie Habyan

Arbor Realty Trust

Brittany Bivens

Mattress Firm

Cara Marino Gentile


Christina Gayman

Hy-Vee, Inc.

Christy Ingle


Danielle Clark

Harris County Department of Education

Isolde Karro

Collins Aerospace

Jennifer Gundersen

Weill Cornell Medicine

Jill Chadwick

The University of Kansas Health System

Julie Sheedy


Korina Kennedy

WE Codeword

Lark-Marie Antón


Marika Diamond

BASF Corporation

Maureen St George

Wipfli LLP

Megumi Robinson

Belle Communication

Michelle Peters

Choice Hotels International

Nichole Hetchkop


Noreen Heron

Heron Agency

Amy Federman

Ryder System, Inc.

Ann Miller-Rauch


Carrie Reeder

Collins Aerospace

Dara Busch

5W Public Relations

Hannah Cooper

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Responsibility.org

Jessica Pantages


Kristal Howard

The Kroger Co.

Leigh Anne Arnold

DCG Communications

Michelle Martinez Reyes

Latin Business Today

Rebecca Salt

Amazon Global Corporate Communications

Rosemary Cassie

Dell Technologies

Stephanie Nadalin

Canadian Tire Corporation

Becca Hoeft

Sunrise Banks

Betsy R. Glick

FBI Headquarters

Cathy Mann

ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)

Dana Holmes

Health Care Service Corporation

Jami Goertzen

Florida Power & Light Company

Jessica Adelman


Edge Consulting LLC

Jodi Amendola

Amendola Communications

Karen Raskopf

Dunkin’ Brands

Lauren Gongora

BODEN Agency

Lori Teranishi

iQ 360

Maggie Moran


Margita Thompson

California Resources Corporation

Marija Zivanovic-Smith

NCR Corporation

Olga Fleming


Stephanie McCarty

Taylor Morrison

Susan Donlan


Tara Raeber Vail


Wendy Hsiao

Hope-Beckham Inc.

Wendy Sherwood


Erin Lickliter

The Kroger Co.

Nicole Fawcett

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Pamela Njissang

Bhava Communications

Rida Bint Fozi

The TASC Group

Shannon Tucker


Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt

Suasion Communications Group

Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno

Loyola University Maryland Department of Communication

Barbara Bates


Carmen Collins


Diane Primo

Purpose Brand

Heather Dillon Cunningham

Northwestern Medicine

Michelle Grant

Sutter Health

Sarah Smith

Weill Cornell Medicine

Shoma Sarkar Thomas


Stacey MacNeil

Collins Aerospace

Tahoma Guiry

Communications Consultant

Alexia Taxiarchos

Sensata Technologies

Alexis Walsko

Lola Red PR

Beth Roden

Crop Science division of Bayer

Durée Ross

Durée & Company, Inc.

Jennifer Baum

Bullfrog + Baum

Katherine Mentus

Highmark Health

Kristin Graham


Leslie Constans

Cambia Health Solutions

Natalie Boden

BODEN Agency

Susan Wolfson

TCC Group

Suzanne Groves

Tarrant County College

Tiffany Guarnaccia

Kite Hill PR


Awards Package!



  • 10 reserved seats for your whole team.
  • Priority seating at the front of the room.
  • Opening reception
  • Three Course Lunch 
  • Photo opportunities with your team and industry peers.
  • A bottle of champagne.
  • An extra award plaque for your team.

Individual Tickets!



  • Opening Network Reception
  • Three Course Lunch 
  • Photo opportunities with your team and industry peers.


Grand Hyatt in NYC

109 E 42nd St. New York, NY, 10017

The Grand Hyatt New York places you in the heart of New York, steps from Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. This 4-star hotel is close to New York Public Library and Empire State Building.

This event does not have a room block, you can reserve your room directly with the hotel here.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

This is your chance to be in the room and on the stage with more than 200 communications professionals. Each sponsorship is crafted to the client’s needs and includes 10 tickets to the event, access to the attendee list, a speaking opportunity, a logo on signage material and more.  Contact Hannah Lavelle at hannahl@ragan.com.

Registration Questions

The dress code for this event is business casual.

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Brendan Gannon at brendang@ragan.com

We can’t wait to celebrate with all of you!