38th Annual Women in Leadership Awards
Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion
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Honorees Trina Holmsted-Emerging Leader, Jessica Cecere-Non Profit Sector, Melissa McKinlay-Government, Julie Littky Rubin, Volunteer Sector and Virginia Spencer, Private Sector.
2021-2022 Co-Chair Denise Valz, with Keynote Speaker Amy Hever, Co-Chair Keely Gideon-Taylor and Denise Valz
Amy Brand, 2021-2022 EWPBF Board President and Fabiola Brumley, PBC County President and Senior Public Policy Lead at Bank of America
Amy "Emiko"Hever, is an accomplished social impact executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience delivering measurable results to nonprofit and for- profit companies, across a range of industries. Her career journey has given her the opportunity to lean into some of the world’s most pressing and complex challenges through a variety of vehicles the arts and humanities, youth development, health and human services, disaster recovery, scientific research, and professional sports philanthropy.
Originally hailing from NJ, Amy grew up in the Garden State and in Tokyo, Japan. After receiving her bachelor’s in History and East Asian Studies from Binghamton University in NY, she accepted her first role as the General Manager position with a German-toy company with a subsidiary office in Palm Beach County, Florida. Her affinity for the Sunshine State took hold, along with her interest in the social sector. Amy made Palm Beach County home for more than 12 years on and off, landing her first nonprofit role with the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Her career has brought her to destinations up and down the I-95 corridor, including the American Red Cross of the Palm Beaches, Scripps Research Institute and the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum here in Florida, as well as the distinguished Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, before making yet another transition into sports philanthropy with the Philadelphia 76ers and the NJ Devils. She is now the Director of the Major League Baseball Players Trust – the charitable arm of the Players Association. Her first “union job”, Amy is responsible for accelerating and amplifying the charitable interests and efforts of professional baseball players.