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Cincinnati Leaders to Receive Honors for Inspiring Girls

Cincinnati, OH—Girl Scouts of Western Ohio invites the community to celebrate five local women who have made significant contributions in key areas and serve as role models to the next generation of female leaders. Cincinnati's 2019 Women of Distinction honorees include:

Claudia Abercrumbie | President and CEO, The Abercrumbie Group
Financial Empowerment Honoree

Denise Driehaus | County Commissioner, Hamilton County Board of Commissioners
Community Responsibility Honoree

Kim Foss | Biomechanist/Athletic Trainer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Healthy Living Honoree

Katherine Jordan | Funeral Director, Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home
Leadership Honoree

Sue Gantz Matz | Analytical & Polymer Science Research Manager, LyondellBasell (Retired)
STEM Honoree

These exceptional professionals will be honored at the 29th annual Women of Distinction event on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Queen City Club.

“Women of Distinction highlights the advancements of awe-inspiring women and celebrates women in the workplace who serve as role models and empower the girls we serve in Cincinnati. This year’s honorees join more than 140 accomplished women who inspire girls to find their voices through the Girl Scouts,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “We hope you'll consider joining us for an evening of spirited festivities to show that girls matter!”

Women are nominated by a volunteer committee and represent a cross-section of the Cincinnati community. Attendance is open to the public; reservations can be made online at

For more information, please contact Kat Steiner, Director of Development, at 513.619.1376 or

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