Central Michigan University Research Corporation President and CEO, Erin O’Brien, was honored at the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s 18th Annual “Women and Leadership in the Workplace” Symposium and Awards program on February 4, 2014 at The Henry in Dearborn.
The selection committee, together with the planning board, awarded Mrs. O’Brien with the Shooting Star Award for achieving extraordinary accomplishments under the age of 40.
“It was an honor to be recognized for my achievements by the MBPA,” said CMURC President and CEO Erin O’Brien. “To stand alongside the other honorees was a rewarding and inspiring experience.”
Mrs. O’Brien accepted her award with this year’s honorees including:
• Alyssa Martina, Metro Parent
• Jayne Homco, Kroger-Michigan
• Loretta Davis, Institute for Population Health
• Donna Inch, Ford Land
• Kristina Marshall, Winning Futures
• Ann Thomas, WJR
• Shooting Stars (women under age 40): Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, MEDC; Deidre Greene Groves, Challenge Detroit/The Collaborative Group
“Today’s women business leaders need to be recognized for their contributions to our economy,” said Jennifer Kluge, MBPA president. “This year our honorees are great examples of how women are making an impact in Michigan and we are pleased to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.”
About the Women & Leadership in the Workplace Conference and Awards
The mission of the Women & Leadership in the Workplace Conference and Awards program is to provide education, encourage leadership, high professional standards, and assure equal opportunities for women to demonstrate these qualities in the workplace.