Powered by CBIZ Women’s Advantage, the Awards honor visionary leaders throughout the nation.

CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ), a leading national provider of financial, insurance, and advisory services, has announced the honorees of its fourth annual Women Transforming Business Awards powered by CBIZ Women’s Advantage. Honorees for these awards are being announced today in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The awards celebrate leaders nationwide acknowledging their significant contributions in five key categories: financial strength, innovation, culture, community impact, and the newest addition, emerging leader.

“The Women Transforming Business Awards recognize current and future leaders in multiple industries who are making a difference and impact in their organizations and communities,” said Jerry Grisko, President and CEO of CBIZ. “Each honoree shows the spirit of innovation, resilience and compassion, inspiring others to strive for excellence and drive positive and transformational change.”

The honorees in the 2024 Women Transforming Business Awards include:

Financial Strength:

  • Beth Soukup, Chief Financial Officer, JE Dunn Construction
  • Jo Anne Williams, AIB Holdings, Board Chair; and JAG Portfolio Services, Founder
  • Lisa Larson, Chief Financial Officer, Holmes Corporation


  • Erica Tyburski, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Sanguina
  • Heather Decker, Chief Technology Officer, Ronawk, Inc.
  • Kerry Siggins, Chief Executive Officer, StoneAge, Inc.


  • Dawn Apajee, Founder, City Personnel
  • Lisa Lochner, President, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
  • Marla Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer, Doorways

Community Impact:

  • AnnMarie McDowell Chief Executive Officer, CORA Services
  • Michelle Wimes, SVP, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Paola Ehrmantraut, Ph.D., Chair, Master of Arts in Diversity Leadership, University of St. Thomas

Emerging Leader:

  • Alicia Motomura, Vice President of Operations, MiddleGround Capital
  • Kelsey Joson, Founder, InControl
  • Sahana Athreya, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Navigator AI and Former Data Science Lead, Millennium

“By recognizing the invaluable contributions of these leaders, we can celebrate their achievements and pave the way for future generations. Congratulations to this impressive group of honorees,” said Lori Novickis, National Leader of CBIZ Women’s Advantage.

Honorees will be celebrated at our free virtual awards event on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Women Transforming Business Awards page.

About CBIZ, Inc.

CBIZ is a leading provider of financial, insurance, and advisory services to businesses throughout the United States. Financial services include accounting, tax, government health care consulting, transaction advisory, risk advisory, and valuation services. Insurance services include employee benefits consulting, retirement plan consulting, property and casualty insurance, payroll, and human capital consulting. With more than 120 offices in 32 states, CBIZ is one of the largest accounting and insurance brokerage providers in the U.S. For more information, visit https://www.cbiz.com.

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