Awards
Awards

About OnBoard

OnBoard presents two annual awards to highlight the women role models in the boardroom and in the pipeline. Seeing is believing and the recipients of these awards demonstrate the impact women can make in the boardroom and in executive leadership.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award

The OnBoard Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award is designed to recognize women serving on for-profit corporate boards.  These women have notable careers as entrepreneurs, corporate executives or community leaders and serve as outstanding role models for advancing the mission of OnBoard to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards. The award is named in honor of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, one of the first women to serve as a director of a major American corporation.  In 1934 she was appointed to the board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company, a position she held for nearly 20 years. Biography of Mrs. Whitehead Evans

Nominees must currently serve on a Georgia for-profit company board (public or private) or be a Georgia resident serving on an out-of-state for-profit company board. Further qualifications are an overall commitment to professional excellence, attainment of excellence in her business profession or in community leadership, supporting women in realizing their full potential and advocating to increase diversity on corporate boards.  A panel of judges comprised of OnBoard board members and independent business executives make the final award determination. The award is given annually in at the fall annual dinner and sponsored by KPMG LLP.

The award was presented at the November 9, 2016 dinner to Cheryl Bachelder, board member and CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. See bio below for more and press release here.

Past Recipients

Cheryl A. Bachelder

2016 Cheryl A. Bachelder
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2015 Virginia A. Hepner

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2014 Elizabeth (Betsy) Camp

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2013 Phoebe Wood

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2012 Judi North

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2011 Veronica Biggins

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2010 Donna James

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2009 Carol Tomé

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2008 Celeste Bottorff

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2007 Carolyn Byrd

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2006 Chilton Varner

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2005 Vicki Palmer

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2004 Claire Arnold

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2003 Juanita Baranco

The OnBoard Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award is designed to recognize women serving on for-profit corporate boards.  These women have notable careers as entrepreneurs, corporate executives or community leaders and serve as outstanding role models for advancing the mission of OnBoard to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards. The award is named in honor of Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, one of the first women to serve as a director of a major American corporation.  In 1934 she was appointed to the board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company, a position she held for nearly 20 years. Biography of Mrs. Whitehead Evans

Nominees must currently serve on a Georgia for-profit company board (public or private) or be a Georgia resident serving on an out-of-state for-profit company board. Further qualifications are an overall commitment to professional excellence, attainment of excellence in her business profession or in community leadership, supporting women in realizing their full potential and advocating to increase diversity on corporate boards.  A panel of judges comprised of OnBoard board members and independent business executives make the final award determination. The award is given annually in at the fall annual dinner and sponsored by KPMG LLP.

The award was presented at the November 9, 2016 dinner to Cheryl Bachelder, board member and CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. See bio below for more and press release here.

Past Recipients

Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award

Executive Leadership Honor Roll

The OnBoard Executive Leadership Honor Roll is designed to recognize women who are in executive leadership positions and in the pipeline for future corporate board membership. It is awarded annually to three Georgia based women leaders to highlight OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership

Nominees must be a Georgia based woman in a significant leadership role within her organization.  She is a role model of career achievement and is building the credentials that place she in the pipeline for corporate board membership. Further qualifications are excellence in her profession as recognized by colleagues and active advocacy and mentoring for other women in building their potential. A panel of judges comprised of OnBoard board members, members and independent business executives make the final award determination.

See the press release and the 2016 recipients added to the honor roll below. They will receive their award at the November 9, 2016 annual study and awards dinner

The Full Executive Leadership Honor Roll

2016

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Jackie Parker

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Peck

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Danielle Lisenbey

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Joanne McInnerney

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Maureen Morrison
2014

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Terri Jondahl

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Suzanne Patterson

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Michele Sarkisian
2013

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Rhona Applebaum

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Angie Chattin

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Beth Gibbs
2012

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Ann-Marie Campbell

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Ann Daiss

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Penny McIntyre
2011

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Debra Kuper

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Ann Stallard

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Robin Sangston
2010

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Phyllis R. Austin

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Terrie Jones

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Loretta Young Walker
2009

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Molly B. Burke

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Patricia M. (Trish) Jones

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Kathy N. Waller
2008

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Barbara Blackford

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Peggy McCormick

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Sarah O’Brien

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Leslie Pearce

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Leslie Sibert
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Becky Blalock

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Kathy Harris

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Tasia Katapodis

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Amy Whitley