HARRISBURG – Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced the winners of the 12th annual Best 50 Women in Business and said this year’s recipients have established themselves as leaders in their respective fields and are making valuable contributions to their communities and the state.
On that list is Aerial Fullington-Weisman, president and CEO Fullington Trailways Auto Bus Co. of Clearfield.
“This year’s honorees are leaders who are dedicated to creating a better Pennsylvania,” said Governor Rendell. “From large to small businesses—covering a wide array of industries—these women, and countless others across the commonwealth, are making valuable contributions to the state’s future. Their substantive efforts are creating new opportunities for our residents, growing the state’s economy, and improving the quality of life in our communities.”
Governor Rendell added that the state is committed to ensuring women and minorities have access to new business opportunities in Pennsylvania.
“From more contracting opportunities with the state to investment programs that provide the capital needed to grow, we’re creating a system that levels the playing field for women and minorities, allowing them to compete with other companies and grow their businesses,” said Governor Rendell.
Chosen by an independent panel of judges, honorees will be recognized during an evening reception on Monday, May 21, at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.
Each year, women from across the state are selected for their dedication to Pennsylvania’s business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement and continued advocacy for women in business.
In addition to being among the state’s most dynamic and distinguished women in business today, nominees must be:
-A female resident of Pennsylvania or be employed in the state; and
-An owner, partner, president, chief executive officer, board chair, in a senior executive management level position, or a woman with significant authority in decision-making in a business or company.
Winners will be highlighted in special supplements in the Central Penn Business Journal, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Pennsylvania Business Central.