Member Recognition


New-Roc ABWA Woman of the Year

1979 Penny Thompson 1999 Janet Allison
1980 Glenda Love 2000 Cindy Lockhart
1981 Norma Vaughn 2001 Kelly Schmuake
1982 Martha Kendall 2002 Jenell Orr
1983 Delores Buggay 2003 Pamela Burnette
1984 Linda Baker 2004 Martha McGuffie
1985 Debbie Everson 2005 Devra Ursem-Phillips
1986 Anita Smith 2006 Pamela Bassette
1987 Jacqueline Waters 2007 Elly Dalton
1988 Jennell Orr 2008 Audra Gerger
1989 Brenda Hardeman 2009 Lorraine Harrison
1990 Jacqueline Waters 2010 Roshon Thomas
1991 Jan Moran 2011 Patti Bryson
1992 Karen Winstead Ruetz 2012 Patti Bryson
1993 Barbara Comeau 2013 Patti Bryson
1994 Betty Spivey
1995 Karen Winstead Ruetz
1996 Dale Pierce
1997 Sally Clark
1998 Pamela Burnette

New-Roc ABWA Top Ten Nominee

As a leading organization for working women, the American Business Women’s Association takes recognition to a national level with the prestigious Top Ten Business Women of ABWA program.

The Top Ten is the highest honor awarded to a member in ABWA. These women are applauded for their career accomplishments, community involvement, and of course, their contribution to ABWA. The Top Ten represent the best of our Association. Below are the Top Ten Nominees from the New-Roc League.

2004 Pamela Kenmore-Burnett 2012 Patti Bryson
2005 Martha Jo McGuffin 2013 Lorraine Harrison
2006 Pamela Kenmore-Burnett 2014 Patti Bryson
2007 No Candidate Submitted
2008 No Submission
2009 No Submission
2010 Karen Winstead Reutz
2011 Audra Gerger

New-Roc ABWA Business Associate of the Year

2007 Ken Sherwood 2013 Eloise Talk
2008 Sue Chappel
2009 Patti Bryson
2010 Brandi Wells
2011 Thua Barlay
2012 Dotti Bala