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NOMINEES FOR THE 2018 PROFILES IN POWER ANNOUNCED! 

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The Austin Business Journal just announced the 2018 nominees for the Profiles in Power award. This award honors Women of Influence around Central Texas who are making a difference in their community. Austin Business Journal states that, "They work in a variety of fields, selling artisanal cheese, finding killer office space for clients, leading technology startups, guiding corporate behemoths and more. But they share a sense of stewardship and giving back." This year the committee selected 109 nominees for the award, of which 5 winners will be announced on August 23rd at a luncheon held downtown to celebrate the women. 

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DeLea Becker, one of the nominees, is a broker and owner at Beck-Reit Commercial Real Estate, LLC. She began her career in the Commercial Real Estate business when she bought a building at 1101 E 6th Street 12 years ago with her husband to renovate. Since then, she has continued to grow her business by investing in it properties both professionally and personally. She has impeccable focus on the Austin market, and is always sure to turn purchases into successful investments. DeLea is so honored to be nominated for an award that supports women in business, and she gives a big congratulations to every nominee!

 

Below is a list of all of the 2018 Profiles in Power Nominees! 

• Marjorie Adams, founder and CEO, Fourlane

• Alta Alexander, owner, Altatudes

• Darbie Angell, founder and CEO, Darbie Angell

• Kendall Antonelli, co-owner, Antonelli's Cheese Shop

• Claudia Barlow, global HR director, Accenture

• Judy Barrick, owner, Celebrate Austin

• DeLea Becker, brocker/owner, Beck-Reit Commercial Real Estate LLC

• Heather Bendes, vice president of finance, Spanning Cloud Apps

• Usha Boddapu, founder and CEO, Esolvit Inc.

• Rachel Brownlow Lund, founder, Me2Lead

• Kristine Bryant, founder and CEO, Gladiator Consulting LLC

• Julia Carreon, managing director of of digital and fiduciary operations, Wells Fargo

• Ariane Chan, general counsel, Data.world

• Linda Chau, CEO, Ranksharks; co-founder, Melt On Demand

• Leigh Christie, senior vice president of global technology and innovation, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

• Reenie Collins, executive director, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

• Marcy Comer, vice president of marketing, Dosh

• Cheryl Cook, senior vice president of global partner marketing, Dell

• Rachel Coulter, senior vice president, JLL

• Mary DeWalt, president, Mary DeWalt Design Group

• Michelle Dippel, vice president and Central and South Texas office leader, HNTB

• Tina Dobie, chief customer office, WP Engine

• Monica Donner, regional market executive, Charles Schwab

• Lynn Dowdle, president, Dowdle Real Estate

• Norma Essary, CEO, Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas

• Amanda Estrada Beita, director of performance improvement for surgical services, Hospital Corporation of America/St. David's

• Michele Fanning, area vice president of marketing, Pivot3

• Kelly Ferguson, founder, Kelly Wynne

• Kim Fernea, senior vice president of development and operations, Corridor Title

• Laura Folks, local leadership for diversity and inclusion, VMware

• Jen Ford, chief financial officer, TurnKey Vacation Rentals

• Cathy Francis, vice president of global sales operations, Pivot3

• Pam Friedman, partner, Silicon Hills Wealth Management

• Karen Friese, president, K Friese & Associates

• Chrissy Fuller, principal, Avison Young

• Emily Gallagher, executive vice president, Touchdown PR

• Casey Gannon, vice president of marketing and services, Shopgate

• Mojdeh Gharbi, vice president of marketing and operations/co-owner, Certain Affinity

• Michele Glaze, chief development and marketing officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

• Jignasha Grooms, senior vice president/chief human resources officer, Epicor Software

• Candice Hahn, senior vice president/managing director, R/GA Austin

• Kim Hanks, co-founder and CEO, Whim Hospitality

• Alana Heaton, vice president of loan operations, Noble Capital

• Debbie Holladay, owner/CEO, Holladay & Associates Inc.

• Heather Hoover-Salomon, executive vice president of operations, uShip

• Korey Howell, founder, Korey Howell Photography Group

• Priscilla Iden, director of business development, Kitchell

• Kristen James, product marketing manager, HomeAway

• April Justice, director of mid-range platform services, GM

• Maija Kreishman, partner, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

• Amberle Kurkowski, vice president, Bilt Rite Insulation

• Colleen Langevin, chief marketing officer, Epicor Software

• Stephanie Letendre, vice president of financing, Certain Affinity

• Tracy Letzerich, director of human performance practice, Athenian Consulting Group

• Lisa Lin, president and CEO, Texas Health & Science University

• Oksana Malysheva, managing partner and CEO, Sputnik ATX

• Michael Manning, president, Rocksauce Studios

• Autumn Manning, CEO and co-founder, YouEarnedIt Inc.

• Kristin Marcum, president, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations

• Sheri Marshall, president, Umoveit-WeCleanit Commercial Janitorial Company

• Stacey Martinez, partner-in-charge of Austin office, Norton Rose Fulbright

• Meghan McCracken, head of manuscript, Scribe Media (formerly Book In A Box)

• Lana McGilvray, principal, Blast PR

• Brianna McKinney, president, Bloom Communications

• Jordyn Middlebrooks, HR generalist, VMware

• Elisabeth Miller, principal, Milava Consulting; CEO and owner, VelaFord Financial Advisory

• Allison Moreno, manager, Oak Haven Massage & Oak Haven Kids Club

• Wendy Nather, director of advisory CISOs, Duo Security

• Michele Negley, senior vice president, CLEAResult

• Katie Niejadlik, pro bono manager, Fish & Richardson

• Maryann Norwood, corporate counsel, World Class Capital Group

• Lucy O'Brien, director of SEO, MediaSmack

• Jenna Oltersdorf, principal Snackbox

• Sofia O'Malley, global marketing director, Dell Technologies

• Wendy Papasan, owner, Papasan Properties Group at Keller Williams

• Rhonda Paver, founder and executive director, Stepping Stone School

• Judy Pesek, south central regional managing principal, Gensler

• Marcy Phillips, vice president of develop, AMLI Residential

• Ashley Phillips, managing director, Impact Hub Austin

• Misti Potter, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

• Kim Power, partner, Dick Clark + Associates

• Stephanie Reyes, district manager, Tiff's Treats

• Juliette Rizkallah, chief marketing officer, SailPoint

• Lisa Roberts, vice president of marketing, Civitas Learning

• Nerissa Sardi, vice president of marketing, Medici

• Stacy Schmitt, director of marketing and communications, Texas Disposal Systems

• Renee Schroeder, senior vice president, Charles Schwab

• Dillar Schwartz, Realtor/real estate coach, Keller Williams

• Suzin Sciabarasi, HR practice leader, Vcfo

• Jennifer Seay, president, Art + Artisans Consulting

• Shanteka Sigers, creative director, GSD&M

• Kristi Simmons, principal, Aquila Commercial

• Lisa Smith, founder, Republic Promos Inc.

• Phyllis Snodgrass, CEO, Austin Habitat for Humanity

• Amanda Snowden, president, MediaSmack

• Kendall Stafford, managing director, Benchmark International

• Christy Strub, chief operations officer, Strub Residential

• Holly Tachovsky, CEO, Buildfax

• Meg Toups, CEO, BlueSky IT Partners

• Ellen Troxclair, Austin City Council

• Susanna Tumlinson, managing general partner, Tumlinson Electric LLC

• Christa Tuttle, founder and CEO, Launch Marketing

• Vennesa Van Ameyde, chief operating officer, Kasasa

• Beverly Vandegrift, co-founder and partner, Grindstone Recruiting

• Kristen Villas, executive vice president of operations, Horizon Bank

• KC Waldron, vice president of business-to-business compliance, Charles Schwab

• Kelle Wood Rich, owner and executive director, Central Texas Autism Center

• Jennifer Wright, founder, Becker Wright Consultants

• Patricia Young Brown, CEO, Thinkery