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BOSTON, July 7, 2014 – Banker & Tradesman has named its 2014 Women of FIRE honorees, an annual award recognizing the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector.

The fourth 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 14 brilliant, innovative leaders to be named this year’s Women of FIRE.

“We received many exceptional nominations for this year’s Women of FIRE, but I am pleased to announce that our search has finally reached a conclusion. We have narrowed it down to a deserving group of women who are rising to the top of this industry and achieving excellence on a day-to-day basis. They are pioneers, philanthropists and innovators, and their powerful influence is being felt on the keystone sectors of the U.S. economy,” 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 14. The winners will also be honored at the 2014 Women of FIRE Awards Luncheon on July 17 at the Sheraton Commander on from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will give the keynote speech.

For more information about the awards luncheon, click here.

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

The 2014 Winners are:

Rebecca Berry
Senior Associate, Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc

Donna Boulanger
President & Chief Executive Officer, North Brookfield Savings Bank

Melissa Carney 
Homecorps Coordinator, South Shore Community Action Council

Gerry-Lynn Darcy
Vice President of Real Estate, Lupoli Companies

Lisa Donfrancesco
Principal, Saint James Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Donna Fitzgerald
Sales Office Manager, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Janet Frazier
President, Maloney Properties, Inc.

Karen Gill
Deputy Director & CFO, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

Laura Handler
Director of Design and Strategy, Tocci Building Companies

Pamela Herbst
Managing Director and Head of Direct Investments, AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Cynthia Keliher
Partner, McCarter & English LLP

Amy Korte
Principal, Arrowstreet

Marilyn Sperling
CEO, Greylock Federal Credit Union

Eleanor White
President/CEO, Housing Partners, Inc.