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One of RLM's Own is included in the 2015 Stars Over Longview!
Twelve Stars Over Longview to be honored
Posted: Saturday, January 3, 2015
News-Journal Staff Reports
Twelve women honored as the 2015 Stars Over Longview will be feted in a luncheon and awards ceremony Thursday.
Longview Regional Medical Center and the Women’s Advisory Council selected the 12 women during an earlier nomination process.
“Nominations are received over a two month period in which LRMC’s Women’s Advisory Council carefully reviews and selects 12 stars to be honored for their dedication and commitment to our community,” said Libby Bryson, director of marketing for Longview Regional Medical Center. “This year we had more than 40 women nominated in our community. It is humbling to learn about all the wonderful thoughts and actions that these women nominated do for our community.”
The LRMC Women’s Advisory Council (WAC) is comprised of 20 local businesswomen, community volunteers and activists.
“Inspiring, humble, hardworking, and trailblazer are all words that come to mind when thinking about this group of phenomenal women in Longview,” said Women’s Advisory Council member Melanie Crocker Northcutt. “The time and dedication each of these leaders has given to their family, careers and community is immeasurable and their contributions extraordinary. I encourage any young, business woman to look no further for inspiration and guidance than these amazing Stars Over Longview.”
“Longview Regional Medical Center and the hospital’s Women’s Advisory Council take great pride in presenting the Stars Over Longview Event each year,” said Jim Kendrick, CEO for Longview Regional Medical Center. “There is no other event quite like this event in our community, we are honored to continue to recognize amazing groups of deserving women year after year.”
Keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Lee Woodruff, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book “In an Instant.” Woodruff received critical acclaim for the chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing on national television and as keynote speakers since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with condition on a daily basis. Woodruff is a contributing reporter for CBS This Morning. Her bestselling book, “Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress,” was followed by her first novel “Those We Love Most,” which became a New York Times bestseller and won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction.
A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Parade.
In addition to freelance writing, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years. Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli.
Woodruff is a trustee and alumnus of Colgate University and an avid lover of the Adirondack region. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children. The Stars Over Longview honorees will also appear on a 2015 Stars Over Longview calendar, which will be made public at the event.