Girl Scouts of Maine proudly celebrated Meredith Strang Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Advertising & Marketing, at the17th Annual Women of Distinction Gala on December 5, 2013, at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland.
The annual event celebrates women whose individual excellence and high levels of achievement distinguish them as outstanding members of their communities and exemplary role models for today’s girls.
“Women of Distinction are determined and courageous leaders who impact the way we live today and who nurture and inspire the young women who will shape our tomorrow,” said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine.
“We are proud to honor Meredith for her success in business, her civic leadership, and for her perseverance in the face of a significant personal challenge. Not only is she able to navigate difficult corners, she also possesses the wisdom to turn adversity into a benefit for all. Meredith is a woman of courage, confidence, and character; these are the very characteristics Girl Scouting strives to instill in every girl, every day.”
Past Women of Distinction honorees include Melissa Smith, Pamela Hurley-Moser, Betsey Timm, Brenda Garrand, Senator Olympia Snowe, Erin Hoeflinger, Dr. Sandra Featherman, Meg Baxter, Beth Newlands Campbell, Judith Magyar Isaacson, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Sara Burns, Carol Mitchell, Maddy Corson, Eleanor Baker, and Jana Lapoint.