Woman of the Year

Established under Past Council Chair, Jenell Orr, The Council Woman of the Year program was created to recognize a member who has made notable contributions and attained outstanding personal achievements. Candidates are selected from the current League Woman of the Year of the local Leagues and Express Networks. Judging is done by perons who have no affiliation with ABWA, with the criteria based on an established point system.

Consideration is given for ABWA participation and accomplishments, career accomplishments, community involvement and education achievements. The winner is announced at the January luncheon.

AAC Women of the Year

  • 2016 – Teresa Williams – Pyramid
  • 2015 – Kimberly Carswell – Hidden Hills
  • 2014 – Patti Bryson – New-Roc
  • 2013 – Pat Zovickian – Hidden Hills
  • 2012 – Denise DeBurst Gines – Hidden Hills
  • 2011 – Janice Trusdale Harris – Hidden Hills
  • 2010 – Darlene Andrews (ADEN) & Terri Hair (Golden Dome)
  • 2009 – Shirley Mensching – Cherokee Eagle
  • 2008 – Rosemary Sims Willingham – Southlake
  • 2007 – Richie Morris – Atlanta Downtown Express Network
  • 2006 – Bessie Poole – Dogwood Prime Time Connection
  • 2005 – Launa Bacon – Golden Dome
  • 2004 – Pamela K. Burnett – Golden Dome
  • 2003 – Christine Mann – Onyx
  • 2002 – Nysia Lanier – Regency
  • 2001 – JoAnn Strike – Georgia Peach
  • 2000 – Marlena Coggins – Golden Dome
  • 1999 – Judy Paugh – Northlake