2019 List of Most Influential Board Members Includes Awesome Leader

January 17, 20201 minute read

Valerie Bonebrake, an AWESOME leaders and former Senior Vice President, Tompkins International has been named to WomenInc.’s 2019 list of Most Influential Board Members. Valerie serves on the Board of Directors for Forward Air Corporation.

When Valerie was named to the board in 2018, the President and CEO of Forward Air Corporation, Bruce A. Campbell, said, “Valerie is a highly qualified and experienced professional with tremendous experience in the transportation industry.”

WomenInc.’s annual list names more than 700 women serving on the boards of S&P 1000/Mid-Cap publicly held companies. The list also names several women who have participated as speakers or panelists at AWESOME events, including Sarah Gardial, Dean, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa; Carolee Lee, Founder & CEO, AccessCircles & WHAM!; and Celeste Mastin, CEO, PetroChoice Lubrication Solutions.

According to Catrina Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of the publication, “It is essential that the achievements and success of professional women are showcased in the highest regard and their stories are told in meaningful ways…We are inspired by these accomplished executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition.”

Have you been named to a corporate board of directors? Tell us about it! Email our VP Member Engagement, Kirsten Castillo at kirsten.castillo@awesomeleaders.org.