Recognition & Awards

WBEC South 2014 Major Council Awards

2014 council award winnersThe 2014 Major Council Awards were presented on April 10, 2015 at WBEC South’s Women’s Business Opportunity Expo. Congratulations to the recipients:

  • WBE Role Model of the Year: Kristen Preau Moore/ Cook Me Somethin’ Mister
  • WBE Volunteer of the Year: Kathleen Hunt/ Personalized Payroll Services
  • WBE of the Year: Pat Thomasson/ Thomasson Company
  • Corporate Advocate of the Year: Rivers Fredrick/ Entergy
  • WBE Supplier of the Year Under 10 Million: Sharon Valverde/ Lightning Bolt
  • WBE Supplier of the Year Over 10 Million: Michele Wink/ UP Professional Solutions
  • Corporation of the Year: BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana


20th Anniversary Champion Awards
champion awardCongratulations to the following for their dedication to promoting women in business. The Champion Award Recipients were recognized throughout 2014 at each of the the 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

Corporate Members

  • Dan Boren, Nissan
  • Melinda Durstock, Toyota
  • Rivers Fredrick, Entergy
  • Lori Mason, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Sheri Richard, Motion Industries
  • Cyla Rome, Entergy
  • Mia Spicer, Chevron
  • Susan Stentz, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Elaine Walton, Mayer Electric Company

Women Business Enterprises

  • Janet Brewster, Brewster Procurement Group
  • Courtney Davis, Bart’s Office Furniture & Moving
  • Lori Davis, RIG-CHEM
  • Carolyn Boteler, TempStaff
  • Marie Hasney, Marie’s Fleur de Lis Catering
  • Kay Kornmeier, Clarus Consulting Group
  • Joan Lagrasse, Imagen
  • Teresa Lawrence, Delta Personnel
  • Janice Migliore, PALCO
  • Jan Newman, Med-Pro
  • Mary Singer, CRG Sustainable Solutions
  • Pat Thomasson, Thomasson Company
  • Patricia Vanderpool, EAP Lifestyle Management
  • Elaine Wells, Well-Planned Events