Banking New England and American Business MediaPresent
Help honor the women who are making a difference in their profession.
The FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector has emerged as a keystone of the New England economy, transforming the knowledge, wealth and dreams of the world’s most ambitious visionaries into reality. As more and more women rise to the top of businesses and institutions in this sector, there is a growing need to shine a light on their achievements to inspire others.
Banking New England identifies the most talented, the most ambitious, the most innovative and the most philanthropic Women of FIRE. Women of FIRE recipients are chosen through a very selective process. Recipients will be featured in the September/October issue of Banking New England, and honored again at an awards luncheon taking place October 11, 2019 at The Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick, MA.
Friday, October 11, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Verve – Crowne Plaza Natick
1360 Worcester Street
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Welcoming Reception / Networking
Guests Seated for Lunch
12:25 – 12:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation Begins
Cindy Angelini, The Hartford
Ellen Anselone, Finegold Alexander Architects
Debi Benoit, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.
Mindy Bero, Hickok & Boardman
Lisa Berube, Essex Savings Bank
Kati Brigham, McCall & Almy
Betsy Collins, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Roxann Cooke, JP Morgan
Barbara Curto, Chelsea Groton Bank
Sandy Dawson, Pullman & Comley, LLC
Michelle Dwyer, Franklin First Federal Credit Union
Natasha Espada, Studio Enee
Francesca Federico, Twelve Points Wealth
Michelle Hatch, blumshapiro
Kathleen Henry, Eastern Bank
Jane Kaplan Peck, Kaplan Construction
Kathleen Kenealy, Boston Private Bank
Pam Labreche, Navigant Credit Union
Lauren Liss, MassDevelopment
Jennifer Marino, Rockland Trust
Angie O’Donnell, 3D Leadership Group
Barbara Oddo, Lincoln Property Company
Barbara Palmer, Southbridge Credit Union
Samantha Pause, Mascoma Bank
Katharine Schmitt, JP Morgan Private Bank
Sheryl Starr, Bernkopf Goodman
Rebecca Thomas, Triangle Credit Union
Kathryn Underwood, Ledyard National Bank
Keri Watkins, Watkins & Associates/William Raveis
Maureen Wilkinson, HarborOne Bank
Ericka Winstead, Eastern Connecticut Savings Bank
2017 Keynote Speaker
Colleen Sheridan, Senior Vice President, RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group & President Elect, CREW CT Colleen is a member of the RM Bradley Office Leasing and Investment Properties Group. She joined RM Bradley In 2013. Colleen has over twenty-five years of industry experience, having previously served as Senior Managing Director for the Edward S Gordon Company in New York City. She specializes in Investment sales of all commercial property types and has been responsible for over $2 billion in property sales during her career. Among the major clients with whom she has worked are; Dean Witter, Honeywell, IBM, 3M, Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation, Swiss Bank Corporation and United Technologies to name a few. Prior to joining RM Bradley, Colleen managed the entire property portfolio of Honeywell Corporation, encompassing over 29 million square feet of industrial, and office space, advising the corporate office on values, acquisitions and dispositions of the properties. In addition, she facilitated several sale/leaseback transactions on their behalf. Colleen is a licensed real estate broker in Connecticut, currently serves as a Commissioner on the Town of Wethersfield Redevelopment Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of CREW-CT (Commercial Real Estate Women Council) .