Pinnacle Awards

Thank you to everyone who nominated a leading woman in our community for the 2023 Pinnacle Awards. Please stay tuned to this page for upcoming details on the 2023 winners, who will be recognized in an upcoming issue of 850 Business Magazine and will be presented with their award during our Pinnacle Awards event TBD January 2024. More details to come!

Congratulations to the 2022 Pinnacle Award Honorees  

Each year the Pinnacle Awards spotlight leading women in business who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community.

A total of 13 outstanding women from an 18-county region of Northwest Florida were selected from nominations and honored at the annual Pinnacle Awards, presented by 850 – The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida.

The Turnbull Award was introduced for the first time at the 2020 ceremony to recognize the lifetime achievements of Marjorie Turnbull, a 2020 Pinnacle recipient. The Turnbull Award recognizes an “up and coming” young woman 40 years of age or younger who is more than on her way to encompassing what it means to be a Pinnacle recipient.

The 2022 Pinnacle Awards winners are:

Judge Tiffany Baker-Carper, Leon County Courthouse

Autumn Beck Blackledge, Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC

Helen Costa, Costa Enterprises McDonald’s

Kelli Godwin, Gulf County Tourist Development Council

Allison Hill, Lakeview Center

Anna Johnson-Riedel, Riedel & Associates

Diane McCain, State University System of Florida- Board of Governors

Cristina Paredes, VisionFirst Advisors

Maria Toledo, M.D., Ascension Sacred Heart

Karen Vogter, Tallahassee Tennis Challenger

Turnbull Award — Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt PR

Posthumous Award — Iris Pittman Fellows McMillan, Homes and Land

Last year, Jennifer Conoley, president and CEO of Florida’s Great Northwest, delivered the 2022 keynote address. Conoley was honored with the Pinnacle Award in 2017.

The celebration includes a feature of each honoree published in the Winter 2022 issue of 850 Business Magazine published in December 2022.

The Class of 2022

Pinnacle Awards program honors a dozen august women of distinction

Rowland Publishing’s Pinnacle Awards program has celebrated scores of women of influence and distinction in the years since it was established in 2014. Honorees unfailingly have excelled both professionally and as women unselfishly committed to community betterment. They are givers, not takers; optimists, not defeatists; visionary, not complacent. The Pinnacle Awards Class of 2022 comprises 12 highly consequential women from Northwest Florida, the value of whose contributions is incalculable. They are profiled here.

For future sponsorship opportunities or event details, contact Renee Johnson.

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