BOSTON –  Twelve Massachusetts family business leaders have been named an Outstanding Woman of Family Business by The Warren Group editorial board. The Outstanding Women Award is an annual award that honors the achievements, commitment, and dedication of female family business professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment both within their businesses and in the communities they serve.

Trudy Lawler, President of A.P Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc has been named as one of this year’s recipients.  Trudy is the owner of Michaud Insurance Agency, a third generation family business, is a deserving recipient due to the hard work she has put into the growth of her business but also for her leadership within the Merrimack Valley.

“Once again, we’re excited to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Women of Family Business Award,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group. “Each woman exudes generosity, innovation, as well as grit, and we’re looking forward to honoring them at the upcoming awards gala.”

The 2018 Outstanding Women of Family Business Award Recipients are:

Patricia Day, Owner, Needham Children’s Center
Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher & Editor, Post-Gazette, The Italian American       Newspaper, Established 1896
Natalie Fernsenber, Co-owner, Atlas Liquors
Karen Fish-Will, Principal & CEO, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Melissa Fish-Crane, Principal & COO, Peabody Properties, Inc.
Laurie Ingwersen, Managing Partner & Senior Wealth Management Advisor, The Harvest     Group Wealth Management, LLC
Molly Kellogg, President/CEO, Hubbard-Hall, Inc.
Trudy Lawler, President, A.P. Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc.
Holly Markham, Founder & President, European Home
Jenn Sturm, President, JT Strum Corporation
Hilary Troia, President & Co-Owner, Office Gallery International
Nikki Walsh, President, PK Walsh Company

Awards will be distributed at a dinner event on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Lombardo’s in Randolph, MA. For more information about the awards and the Family Business Association, visit www.fbaedu.com.