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Honorees Announced for Ten Top Women

By Meredith Moss, Staff Writer | Dayton Daily News

DAYTON — For 48 years, the Dayton Daily News has been honoring outstanding community leaders who have made a significant impact on life in the Miami Valley.

This year's Ten Top Women awards will be held Dec. 1 at the Schuster Center. Mistress of Ceremonies is Arundi Venkayya Cox, Dayton B2B editor and print assignment editor for the Dayton Daily News.

"The Dayton Daily News is proud to honor Miami Valley's Ten Top Women," said Alex Taylor, Cox Media Group vice president. "These women represent the very best our region has to offer, and their stories provide us all with great lessons and inspiration. With this recognition, we offer them our deepest respect and congratulations."

A total of 470 women have been honored since the award's inception and a record-breaking number of nominations were received this year. Judges included Steve Petitjean, senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank; Colleen Ryan, vice president of strategic communications, Dayton Development Coalition; Charles Taylor, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University; Willis Bing Davis, artist and owner of EbonNia Gallery and Valerie Lee, a previous Ten Top Women recipient.