Our KUDOS list celebrates our clients and the graduates of our programming for being honored with awards, promotions, new roles and board appointments! If you have an achievement that you would like to be included, please send an update to Dominique SanGiovanni at dsangiovanni@the-leaders-edge.com.

2022

Cara Lutes, participant of the 2022 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Washington DC, received a promotion to Director of Internal Audit at DXC Technology!

Jesse Ghali, graduate of the 2021 EXCEL Program, accepted a new role as Director of Business Development at CDN Controls Ltd!

Michelle Braden, Vice President Global Talent Development at WEX and graduate of the 2014 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia, was recognized as a Top 50 Learning & Development Professional at the 2022 OnCon Icon Awards

Suzanne Zar, graduate of the 2020 EXCEL Program, accepted a new role as Market Access Strategy Manager at AstraZeneca!

Shardenay Palmer, graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Women, accepted a new role as Market Executive for the Suffolk Market at Capital One!

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, Ph.D. accepted a new role as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network. Read more about Kisha’s background and leadership experience here.

Courtney Sia, graduate of the 2021 EXCEL Program, accepted a new role as Senior Director – Total Rewards at Regional Finance (Regional Management Corp).

Paula Manchester, graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Women, accepted a new role as Global Platform Leader, Plasma Product Development at CSL Behring.

 

2021

November

Jill Carton, Senior Director, CAR Engineering and Protein Sciences at Century Therapeutics, was recognized as a 2021 Women of Distinction Honoree by Philadelphia Business Journal. Read more about Jill’s background and experience in her interview with Philadelphia Business Journal here.

Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was named one of The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine, presented by Penn Medicine. Read more about Madeline’s influence and impact on the community and children’s healthcare here.

Shashana Campbell, current participant of the 2021 EXCEL Program, received a promotion to Cyber Assurance Principal, Information Technology at Comcast.

Lynsey Hiro, current participant of the 2021 EXCEL Program, received a promotion to Product Manager, Cynch at AmeriGas.

Amy Linder, current participant of the 2021 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Washington DC, received a promotion to Senior Director of Multifamily Underwriting Operations at Freddie Mac.

October

Kate McKinnon, graduate of the 2015 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia, accepted a new role as Head of Human Resources at Playfly Sports. Read the full announcement here.

Olga Blyweiss, graduate of the 2015 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia, accepted a new role as Partner at Withum. Read the full announcement here.

Yvonne Greenstreet, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has been appointed to the Alnylam Board of Directors and will transition to Chief Executive Officer by the end of the year. Read more about the planned succession and Yvonne’s background here.

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