The 2021 Influential Women in Business award winners

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/22/2021 2:23 PM

The 2021 Daily Herald Business Ledger Influential Women in Business honorees are:

• Kerry Aiyash, owner and CEO at Kerwell Premium CBD House;


• Jennifer Ashley, partner, attorney at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.;

• Christina Connelly, vice president, human resources and benefits at OMRON Management Center of America, Inc.;

• Mary Lynn Fayoumi, president and CEO at HR Source;

• Kelly Gallagher, owner and president at EverLights;

• Lori Ham, senior director of marketing, events and philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual;

• Kendall Harding, human resources manager at Pulse Technology;

• Emily Heisley Stoeckel, chairman of the board at The Heico Companies, L.L.C.;

• Janelle Iaccino, marketing director at Rose Pest Solutions;

• Yvonne Irving, vice president business and community outreach at KCT Credit Union;

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• Jody Kasza, vice president, recruiting at LaSalle Network;

• Summer Kelly, executive director at Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes;

• Marie Lazzara, public relations manager at JJR Marketing Inc.;

• Natasha Marriner, vice president, private wealth adviser at Busey Bank;

• Edna McElroy, senior vice president, regional manager, northern region at Busey Bank;

• Becky Nelson, manager of business development at Chamber630;

• Mary Porter, owner and CEO at Emergent Safety Supply;

• Lori Ritzert, vice president business banking at Community Bank of Downers Grove;


• Carrie Szarzynski, director, management services at NAI Hiffman;

• Amy Thomasson, executive director and vice president of marketing and membership at Affinity Strategies;

• Natalie Wojtowicz, operations officer and Roselle branch manager at Itasca Bank & Trust Co.;

• Julie B. Yurko, president and CEO at Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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