PRIOR RECIPIENTS

International Women’s Day Awardees List

2019 Awardees

  • Carmen Betancourt-Lewis, Vice President, Miami Today
  • Hilda Garcia, Director, U.S. Imports and Central Americas Exports, Seaboard Marine
  • Sheila Hollo, Philanthropist, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate
  • Alyce Robertson, Executive Director, Miami Downtown Development Authority
  • Virginia Sanchez, Government Affairs Advisor, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean
  • Kemisha D. Sherrell, Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, Miami Intl. Airport, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

 

2004 - 2018 Awardees

  • Dina Amato, Center Director, Miami Field Office, U.S. Customs & Border Protection - 2018
  • Kanya Amorntheerakul, Director, Thai Trade Center Miami -2012
  • Alice Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce -2014
  • Patricia Arias, Florida Trade, CAMACOL (Camara de Comercio Latina E.E.U.U.) - 2008
  • Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port of Palm Beach - 2008
  • Lettie Bien, President, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce - 2005
  • Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, Managing Director of Legal, FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean Division - 2007
  • Frances Bohnsack, Executive Director, Miami River Marine Group – 2006
  • Christine Boldt, Executive Vice President, Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) – 2009
  • Sandra Bridgeman, Chief Financial Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department - 2018
  • Jo Bronson Harris, V.P., Customs and International Trade, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA - 2005
  • Jane Bussey, Editorial Director, Latin Trade - 2010           
  • Ines Calderon, Director of Operations, Gateway Florida – 2007
  • Mikki Canton, Managing Director, City of Miami EB5 Regional Center, Office of the Mayor-2015
  • Jennifer Carroll, Lt. Governor, State of Florida - 2013
  • Nancy Cely-Icaza, Trade Commissioner, Ecuador – 2004
  • Begoña Cristeto, Trade Commissioner, Spain – 2004
  • Belen Cristino, Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Spain - 2006
  • Margaret Cullen, Trade Commissioner, Canada - 2005
  • Pamela Dana, Director of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, Executive Office of the Governor of Florida – 2004
  • Marilyn DeVoe, Vice President - Miami Hub, American Airlines – 2016
  • Jennifer Diaz, Shareholder, Chair, Customs & International Trade, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. - 2014
  • Remedios Diaz-Oliver, President, All American Containers, Inc. - 2007
  • Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert, Commercial Officer, Nicaragua – 2004
  • Ana Maria Fernandez-Haar, Chairman and CEO, AMF Holdings, LLC - 2005
  • Patricia Fernandez-Lefebvre, Chief Retail Banking Executive, BankAtlantic – 2008
  • Teresa Foxx, Director & General Manager, Barclays Miami Office - 2017
  • Pamela Fuertes-Berti, V.P., International Economic Development, The Beacon Council - 2016
  • Angela Gittens, Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. – 2004
  • Sandra Gonzalez-Levy, V.P. University & Community Relations, FIU
  • Marcy Grossman, Consul General, Canada - 2008
  • Ana Guevara, V.P. of Public Affairs for the Americas, UPS - 2004
  • Inmaculada  Gutierrez-Carrizo , Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Spain - 2017
  • Doreen Hemlock, Reporter, SunSentinel - 2011
  • Elba Hentschel, Regional Executive Director, US Mexico Chamber of Commerce - 2010
  • Mary Hernandez, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Small Business Administration-2015
  • Ruby Hogan, Port Director, U.S. Customs Port Everglades – 2006
  • Glenda Hood, Former Secretary of State for Florida – 2006
  • Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America - 2018
  • Janet Jainarain, Vice President, International Marketing and Research, Enterprise Florida-2015
  • Hon. Carmenza Jaramillo, Director, PROEXPORT, USA – 2011
  • Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association - 2017
  • Sharyn Koenig, Manging Director, Eastern Region, Export-Import Bank of the United States-2015
  • Lisa Landy, Partner, Akerman Senterfitt and 1st President of OWIT, Organization of Women in International Trade – 2004
  • Sophie Legendre, Consul and Senior Trade Officer, Canada – 2004
  • Amb. Louise L. Leger, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada – 2011
  • Maggie Martinez, Director 807 Sales, Seaboard Marine - 2010    
  • Dunia Miranda-Mauri, Trade Commissioner, Guatemala – 2004
  • Conchita Munoz Prieto, Founder, Director & CEO, ACC10, Inc./Government of Catalonia – 2013
  • Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, Consul General,  The Netherlands Consulate General in Miami -2017
  • Debra Owens, Director, Government Affairs and International Relations - 2016
  • Amie Pelayo, President, General Manager, Carben, Inc./A Division of Wal-Mart Centroamerica - 2009
  • Alissa Peñaloza, Planning, Grants and Real Estate Dev. Mgr., PortMiami - 2017
  • Barbara Pimentel, Executive Director, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association – 2008
  • Michelle Porter, Sr. Port Operations Manager, Maersk Line - 2018
  • Susan K. Purcell, Director, University of Miami Center of Hemispheric Policy – 2012
  • Olga Ramudo, President, Express Travel – 2012
  • Barbara Reilly, Executive Vice President, NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers Forwarders Association of America, Inc.) – 2014
  • Hilda Rodriguez, President, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association - 2016
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congresswoman, US House of Representatives – 2010
  • Pat Roth, Executive Director, Florida International Bankers Association – 2005
  • Linda Santucci, Senior International Trade Specialist, Miami U.S. Export Assistance Center - 2009
  • Maria Sastre, V.P. International Sales & Marketing, Latin America, Caribbean & Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International & Celebrity Cruises and Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2007 
  • Diane J. Sabatino, Port Director, Miami Seaport, Customs & Border Protection - 2014
  • Romaine Seguin, President, UPS Americas Region - 2013    
  • Beth Sobol, President, Miami International Fashion Week - 2010       
  • Rebeca Sosa, Chairwoman, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners - 2013          
  • Ana Sotorrio, Associate Director, Governmental Affairs, Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. - 2009
  • Susan Story, President and CEO, Gulf Power Company, Vice Chair, Enterprise Florida, Inc.  (2004-2006) - 2007
  • Lauren Stover, Assistant Aviation Director for Security and Communications, Miami Dade Aviation Dept. - 2007
  • Rosa Sugrañes, Founder and Chairman, Iberia Tiles – 2005
  • Carmen Taylor, Managing Director, Latin America Division, American Airlines Cargo – 2011
  • Carolyn Ann Taylor, CEO, Miami To Go, Inc.-2015
  • Liane Ventura Guerra, Senior Vice President, Leadership Programs, International Business Development, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce - 2011
  • Alexandra Villoch, President & Publisher, Miami Herald Media Company - 2018
  • Hydi Webb, Business Development Manager, Port of Miami - 2009
  • Dawn White, Managing Director Corporate Affairs, American Airlines – 2009
  • Mimi Whitefield, International Business Reporter, The Miami Herald - 2012
  • Holly Wiedman, Executive V.P., The Beacon Council – 2005
  • Deborah Wilkinson, Chief, Development Officer, Broward County  Office of Economic & Small Business Development - 2012
  • Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean-Central American Action - 2016