2024 Award Recipients

Meet the game-changing business and community leaders being honored at the 152nd Annual Dinner!

Exemplar Award

Sponsored by Brown Plus

The EXEMPLAR AWARD honors a local leader who has made significant contributions to our business landscape and community organizations. They have demonstrated a long-term commitment and have been a vocal champion of Lancaster County as a thriving community.

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Learn more at LancFound.org.


Sponsored by Benchmark

The ATHENA® Award celebrates an individual who strives toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, have devoted time and energy to their community, and who inspires women to reach their full potential.

Michelle Rondinelli

President of Kitchen Kettle Foods, Inc

Thomas T. Baldrige Catalyst Award

Sponsored by McNees

Named in honor of a catalytic and legacy leader in our community, Thomas T. Baldrige, the Catalyst Award honors a businessperson, business, or community member that actively contributes to quality of business landscape, place, and our community. The recipient regularly engages with the broader community to create unique collaborations, donates time and resources to its community, and vocally champions Lancaster County as a thriving community.

Dr. Randall Oyer

Founding Medical Director, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute (Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health)

Small Businessperson of the Year Award

Sponsored by Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli

The Small Businessperson of the Year recognizes a small business (100 or fewer employees) owner who has demonstrated business growth, invested time & energy in to developing their teams, and has contributed to our community.

Aimée Deraco

CEO at Brubaker, Inc.