by Diane VanDyke
Montgomery County Community College will celebrate women’s leadership in the workplace with its annual Leading Women Symposium and Golf Experience on Thursday, June 7, at the Blue Bell Country Club, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The event highlights women’s leadership in the workplace and provides a unique networking opportunity for participants. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the College’s Foundation in its support of the College’s scholarship, career and leadership development programs for women.
Following registration at 9:30 a.m., the brunch symposium starts at 10 a.m. Golf, in an 18-hole team scramble/best ball format, begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by an après reception and awards at 4 p.m.
In addition to the scramble, a Learner’s Program is available for those who are new to golf. Pros will assist you as you learn golfing skills going through multiple learning stations. Golf equipment will be provided.
The symposium’s keynote speaker is Regina Lowrie, President of Vision Mortgage Capital, a Division of Continental Bank.
Ms. Lowrie has more than 30 years of mortgage banking and real estate financial experience. She currently serves as chair of MBA Executive Reverse Mortgage Lending Task Force and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley Board of Directors. She served as chair of the national Mortgage Bankers Association in 2006—the first woman to do so in the organization’s 94-year history. She also serves as treasurer of the College’s Board of Trustees and is a Foundation Board member.
This year’s Leading Women’s 2012 Award Honoree is Gertrude (Trudy) Mann. Ms. Mann was first elected as secretary of the College’s Board of Trustees in 2011. She previously held the position of assistant secretary 2002-10, and she has served as the past chair of the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Scramble golf event. Ms. Mann was formerly the chairperson of the Board and human resources representative for PM Fasteners Inc. She is a member of the Ambler Kiwanis Club and is active in politics. She received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.