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BOSTON, July 19, 2013 – The Commercial Record 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 Connecticut FIRE industry. With the help of Commercial Record 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 The Commercial Record.

The September issue of The Commercial Record magazine will include profiles of each of the winners. The winners will also be honored at the 2013 Women of FIRE Awards Luncheon on August 14. Teresa C. Younger, executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women will give the keynote speech.


For more information about the awards luncheon, click here.

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


Deborah Bochain
Executive VP, Retail Banking, Liberty Bank

Ann Braunagel
Team Leader, Broker and Owner, Keller Williams Realty

Laurel Caliendo
President & CEO, Village Mortgage Company

Kim DiMatteo
Vice President, Dimatteo Group

Linda Fercodini
Broker/Owner, Fercodini Properties, Inc.

Karen Kelly

Chief Marketing Officer, First County Bank

Stacy King
Realtor, RE/MAX Precision

Brenda Maher
Office Leader/Manager, Prudential CT Realty

Patty Mason
AVP Operations, Rockville Bank

Margaret Muir
Realtor, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Joelle A. Murchison
Vice President, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Anne Ogden
Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, Chelsea Groton Bank

Paulette Retsinas
Financial Consultant, Chelsea Groton Financial Services

Denise Rosato
Managing Partner, The Relocation Group LLC

Cathleen Smith
President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage