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BOSTON, July 1, 2013 – Banker & Tradesman has named its 2013 Women of FIRE honorees, an annual award recognizing the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector.

The third annual Women of FIRE award celebrates the best and the brightest women in the Massachusetts FIRE industry. With the help of Banker & Tradesman readers, a group of judges sorted through dozens of nominations and chose 15 brilliant, innovative leaders to be named this year’s Women of FIRE.

“We searched for the best of the best – those women who are making a difference through innovation, hard work, team-building, philanthropy, mentoring or leadership – and these women demonstrate these exemplary qualities,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Banker & Tradesman will be running profiles of each one in a special section on July 22. The winners will also be honored at the 2013 Women of FIRE Awards Luncheon on July 23 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotel. Kerry Healey, president-elect of Babson College, will give the keynote speech, proving how determination and perseverance can lead to extraordinary accomplishments.


For more information about the awards luncheon, click here.

Questions? Contact Emily Torres at (617) 896-5359 or email


Sarah Abrams
Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate Iron Mountain

Marci Alvarado
Vice President, Parsons Commercial Group

Laura Canter
EVP of Finance Programs, MassDevelopment

Carolyn Chodat
Owner, Classic Properties

Maryteresa Crealese
Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

Patricia Holland
Asst. Mgr, Const. RE & Leasing, Hobbs Brook Management LLC

Lesley Lambert

Realtor, Park Square Realty

Pamela McDermott
Founder & CEO, McDermott Ventures

Susan McDonough
Senior Sales Manager, William Raveis Real Estate

Cathy Minnerly
Executive Vice President and Principal, NAI Hunneman

Gilda Nogueira
President & CEO, East Cambridge Savings Bank

Susan Ogrodnik-Smith
Chief Sales Officer-Personal Insurance, HUB International New England LLC

Gail Roberts

Vice President, Coldwell Banker

Tamara Small
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAIOP Massachusetts

Sarah Valentini
President, Radius Financial Group Inc.