US Ceiling Corp President Melissa Geska to be inducted into Circle of Excellence on May 25, 2021
Rochester, N.Y., April 2, 2021 — Rochester Business Journal has selected Melissa Geska, president of US Ceiling Corp as a Circle of Excellence honoree.
Established in 2018, the Women of Excellence awards recognize high-achieving women for their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring. Forty winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of previous Women of Excellence and Circle of Excellence honorees.
In addition, 10 women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence. The Circle of Excellence recognizes women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women. These honorees were selected by Rochester Business Journal editors from among previous Women of Excellence winners.
“The 2021 Women of Excellence honorees are blazing trails professionally and personally. Their leadership, accomplishments and commitment to mentoring are extraordinary,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. “These high-achieving women are breaking barriers and lifting up the Greater Rochester community. We at the Rochester Business Journal are pleased to honor them.”
The Women of Excellence awards will be presented at an online celebration at 5:30 p.m. May 25. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit https://rbj.net/events/women-of-excellence/. The event hashtag is #RBJevents.
Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 28 issue of Rochester Business Journal and will be available online at rbj.net.
For information about sponsorships and tickets for the Rochester Business Journal’s Women of Excellence awards, visit http://www.rbj.net or email Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at opens in a new firstname.lastname@example.org new email.
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2021 Circle of Excellence Honorees
Mary Walsh Boatfield, Ability Partners
Marisa Geitner, Heritage Christian Services
Melissa Geska, US Ceiling Corp
Cindy Langston, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Colleen Matteson, Bank of America
Diane Cooney Miner, St. John Fisher College
Lesli Myers-Small, Rochester City School District
Deana Porterfield, Roberts Wesleyan College
Karen Zandi, Mary Cariola Center
Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, Rochester Downtown Development Center
2021 Women of Excellence Honorees
Anne Babcock-Stiner, PathStone Corporation
Yolanda Benitez, Wegmans Food Markets
Jennyrae Brongo, Homesteads for Hope, Inc.
Myra Brown, Spiritus Christi Church
Lisa Butt, Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC)
Laura M. Cooney, Bergmann
Providence Crowder, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Terri Cubiotti, Mason Marketing, LLC
Annika D’Andrea, Tender Loving Family Care, Inc
Nadine General, Dixon Schwabl
Tracie Glazer, Hillel Community Day School
Edith Grannum, Family Medicine Practice of Edith Grannum MD
Christina Gullo, Villa of Hope
Erica Harper, Harper Danesh LLC
Lisa Harris, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Kimberly Jones, Butler/Till
Diana Kurty, Wayside Technology Group
Lorisa LaRocca, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Cait Loury, Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
Kimberly McKinsey-Mabry, Monroe Community College
Linda Moroney, Low to the Ground Productions
Carolyn G. Nussbaum, Nixon Peabody LLP
Tina Paradiso, Ampie Enterprises Inc dba Imprintable Solutions Ink
Lindsay Prichard-Fox, Tiver Built LLC
Laura Purcell, Harris Beach PLLC
Sujatha Ramanujan, Luminate Accelerator
Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County
Natalie Rogers-Cropper, Garth Fagan Dance
Jennifer Schwartzott, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Carrie Starr, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
Kaye Stone-Gansz, LaGasse Machine & Fabrication and Stone Goose Enterprises
Cicely Strickland-Ruiz, United Way of Greater Rochester
Julia Tedesco, Foodlink
Elizabeth Thorley, Thorley Wealth Management
Michelle Trott, CPL
Ellen Wayne, Wayne County Department of Social Services
Karen Webber, Webber CPA, PLLC
Stephanie Wells, Person Centered Services
Anne Wilder, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)
Maureen Wolfe, ESL Federal Credit Union