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

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.

September

Marni Puente, Marketing Lead for Commercial Advisory, KPMG U.S. and graduate of the 2019 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Washington DC, received the 2021 Chairman’s Award for High Performance for her commitment to excellence, sustained outstanding performance, and care for others.

July

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was elected to University City Science Center’s Board of Directors.

June

Lisa Dalton joined Nabriva Therapeutics plc’s Board of Directors. Read the press release here.

Bryn Fetrow, recent graduate of the 2021 EXCEL Leadership Program, accepted a new role as Senior Account Director at Shiny Advertising. Read the full announcement here.

Kate McKinnon, graduate of the 2015 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia, accepted a new role as Chief People Officer at Fourlane.

Jen Flaisher received a promotion to Chief Human Resources Officer at Spark Therapeutics. Read the full announcement here.

Priscilla Sims Brown accepted a new role as President and Chief Executive Officer at Amalgamated Financial Corp. Read the full announcement here.

May

Rita Johnson-Greene, graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Women, accepted a new role as VP of Sales and Qualified Treatment Centers (QTCs) at bluebird bio. Read the announcement here.

Hazel Doydum, graduate of the 2020 EXCEL Program, accepted a new role as Digital Engagement and Implementation Leader at GlaxoSmithKline.

Michelle Daly, graduate of the 2012 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in New York, accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Nasdaq. Read the announcement and Michelle’s bio here.

April

Shavonne Shipman-Cook, graduate of A Leadership Experience for Black Women, received a promotion to Manager Regulatory & Quality Controls at Penn Mutual.

Julie Ryan, recent graduate of the 2020 Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Boston, received a promotion to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Haemonetics.

Jessie Kurichi, current participant of the 2021 EXCEL program, received a promotion to Director, ACA Product Development and Management at Independence Blue Cross.

Catherine Cox, graduate of EXCEL 2019, received a promotion to Director of Continuous Improvement at Integra LifeSciences.

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