EmBe Honors Nine at the 45th Annual Tribute to Women Celebration

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Last night at the Washington Pavilion, EmBe recognized 52 women and men for the annual Tribute to Women event that celebrates the rich history of recognizing the achievements of exceptional individuals throughout the community.

The following were honored for their achievements:

Banking & Finance – Marcy Crawford, Citi
Business Achievement – Carrie Biondi, Lawrence & Schiller
Community Service – Lori Murray, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
EmBeliever – Pat McAdaragh, Midco
Government & Law – Sandy Frentz, City of Sioux Falls Health Department
Healthcare & STEM –  Allison Suttle, MD,  Sanford Health
Humanities & Education – Tina Lenz, Sioux Falls Lutheran School
Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award – Jan Haugen-Rogers, Sanford Health
Young Woman of Achievement – Sarah McGuire, American Bank & Trust

More than 600 guests attended the 45th annual event to recognize all nominees and celebrate the winners. The funds raised from the event will provide scholarships for children to participate in camps and sports programs, help working parents obtain safe, affordable childcare and offer young women leaders the tools that they need to set and accomplish personal and professional goals in life.

Front Row (L to R): Allison Suttle, MD, Carrie Biondi, Sarah McGuire, Marcy Crawford

Back Row: Pat McAdaragh, Sandy Frentz, Lori Murray, Tina Lenz, Jan Haugen-Rogers

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