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The Women of Distinction Awards program is the premier event for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. First celebrated in 1976, each awards program honors local women who have made significant contributions in their professions and communities.

Proceeds from the Women of Distinction events directly support the Girl Scouts' mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, and your financial support will be used to keep Girl Scouting strong throughout North-Central Alabama.​​


2017 North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards 

June 22, 2017 at 7pm
The Jackson Center, Huntsville

Our new Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, Sylvia Acevedo, will be presenting the opening remarks.

2017 North Alabama Women of Distinction Honorees:

Dr. Dorothy S. Davidson
Davidson Technologies Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Deborah E. Barnhart
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Veteran of Distinction

Tamara Statham
Jacobs Technology
Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems Engineer
Young Woman of Distinction

Women of Distinction:
Ivy Downs Albert
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild
Immediate Past President

Dr. Eleanor (Jo) Cook

Cook’s Pest Control, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus

Hon. Sybil Cleveland
City of Huntsville Municipal Judge

Kay Pike Eastin
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild
Community Volunteer

Janice L. (Jan) Hess
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Segment President, Engineered Systems
President, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.

Nancy Washington Vaughn, Esq., SHRM-CP, PHR

Legal Advantage Human Resources Solutions
Attorney & Certified Human Resources Professional

Gloria Williams
Freedom Insurance Agency

Dr. Kristen S. (Kris) Williams

The Boeing Company
Materials Engineer