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Canon USA And The Executive Women’s golf Association Honor 2007 Canon Buisnesswoman of the Year


Canon U.S.A, Inc., a leader in digital imaging, and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) named Sharon Reich of Orlando, Florida, as the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Canon Businesswomen of the Year Award at this past weekend’s EWGA Annual Conference, in Amelia Island, Florida.

Canon, in its fifth year of sponsoring this award, expanded its involvement in this year’s program to recognize 12 of the most outstanding EWGA members throughout the country. Reich and the 11 finalists were honored at this year’s event.

“The Canon Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a EWGA member who has demonstrated exemplary business leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and expert business acumen, skills and talent to achieve success both on and off the golf course,” said William Reed, senior vice president and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “By expanding our involvement in this program, we can help raise the recognition of true business leaders whose skills serve them well – whether it is in the boardroom or on the golf course.”

Reich, a trust administrator with Wachovia Bank in Orlando, demonstrates business leadership in her career and volunteer activities. Reich, who has been with Wachovia for more than 16 years, frequently utilizes golf in her business relationships and has helped host an all-women’s event at the Wachovia PGA Championship. As president of the EWGA Orlando chapter, Reich helped the chapter more than double its membership and she now serves as the EWGA assistant sectional director for Florida.

In addition to her involvement with the EWGA, Reich is on the board of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and serves on the WMFE Endowment Committee for Central Florida’s public radio and television stations.

In addition to Reich, the 11 other finalists for the Canon Businesswoman of the Year award included:
# Robin K. Anderson, Houston, Texas, EWGA Chapter, South Central Section
# Cheri Brennan, Seattle EWGA Chapter, Pacific Northwest Section
# Connie Deckert, Waterloo Region, Ontario, EWGA Chapter, Great Lakes International Section
# Heidi Loeb, Northern Nevada, EWGA Chapter, California Section
# Barbara McCormick, Tucson, Arizona, EWGA Chapter, Mountain West Section
# Stefanie Meyer-Frickey, Augusta, Ga., EWGA Chapter, Heart of the South Section
# Mary Mills, Hampton Roads, Va., EWGA Chapter, Carolina Section
# Ann Pangman-Esterman, Rochester Region, N.Y., EWGA Chapter, New England Section
# Laura Posey, Richmond, Va., EWGA Chapter, Chesapeake Section
# Barbara Reiland, Quad Cities, Iowa, EWGA Chapter, Heartland Section
# Claudia Romana, New York City EWGA Chapter, Metro Northeast Section


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