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Great Women of Texas honored

The Fort Worth Business Press held the Great Women of Texas event Wednesday night at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Stacie McDavid of McDavid Investments was honored as the 2014 Great Women of Texas Award recipient, while Ebby Halliday of Ebby Halliday Realtors received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Halliday, who is still working at age 103, did not attend, but gave each attendee a copy of her autobiography. McDavid said Halliday was an inspiration to her.

“I thought the race for me was about over, but then I look at Ebby Halliday and realized, it’s just beginning,” she told the crowd of about 350. The presenting sponsor of the event was OmniAmerican Bank.

The other 2014 Honorees: Lisa Artman, The Skin Clinic Marianne Auld, Kelly Hart & Hallman Georgia Baker, Community Bank Ann Chappell, Habitat For Humanity Suzanne Cottraux, Tarrant County College District Cathy David, Pier 1 Imports Kelly Decker, Decker Jones Vickie Durant, Jerry Durant Auto Group Mary Martin Frazior, Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Henderson, J.O. Design Lisa Keglovitz, GameStop Corp. Reggi Kemp, Kemp & Sons General Services Dr. Susanna Khavul, University of Texas at Arlington Lisa McCay, Buxton Carolyn Mentesana, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Therese Moncrief, Moncrief Cancer Center Elaine Nelson, Texas Health Resources Beverly Volkman Powell, Texas Wesleyan University Lt. Col. Lora Rimmer, University of Texas at Arlington Julie Rosenthal, Julie Rosenthal Wealth Management Denise Schrader, Buzz Custom Fence Leta Sikes Davis, AMSCO Steel Co. Jean Wallace, Lockheed Martin Shauna Wright, Kelly Hart & Hallman


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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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