The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) is pleased to announce that Rosemary Turner, President of UPS Small Package Operations in the Chesapeake District, will receive the 2012 Paradigm Award, the region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen.
The award is presented annually to a singular woman in business whose outstanding professional and personal achievements serve as a model of excellence. The honoree’s leadership and dedication contribute significantly to the Greater Philadelphia region, and she is respected in her profession and throughout the community for her commitment to excellence and her vision for women and future generations. The Paradigm Award luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.
“It is an honor to receive the Paradigm Award,” said Ms. Turner. “The past recipients of this award are exceptional leaders within their businesses and within the community, and I am pleased to join such a remarkable group of women.”
As President of the Chesapeake District, Ms. Turner oversees 15,000 employees and ensures that UPS provides the logistical capabilities to support new business in five states: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, including the metropolitan cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Washington D.C. She brings 33 years of experience in the transportation industry to her position, and most recently served as President of UPS Small Package Operations in Omaha, NE and Southern California, CA.
UPS is a global company, serving as the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, it manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, moves 6 percent of the domestic GDP and 2 percent of the world’s GDP.
“Rosemary is an outstanding leader and role model for women in business,” said GPCC President and CEO Rob Wonderling. “She has brought over 30 years of experience to one of the nation’s leading package delivery companies and has set a new standard of excellence within her industry and within the region.”
In addition to being an outstanding business leader, Ms. Turner is also an active member of the community. She currently serves as the board chair for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and as an executive committee and board member for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Urban League of Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Private Sector Tax Force in Philadelphia; the Diversity Council for Comcast/NBCUniversal; the CEO Ambassadors for 21st Century Education and Board of Trustees at Loyola Marymount University.
Additionally, Ms. Turner is dedicated to enhancing personal growth and influence for women in the workplace and community. Her commitment to mentoring young professionals and diverse groups of women have helped enhance their entrepreneurial and networking skills, while guiding their professional development through community involvement.
“Rosemary is a remarkable and inspirational leader with extraordinary personal and professional skills,” said Mary Stengel Austen, President and CEO of Tierney, past award recipient and member of the Paradigm Award Selection Committee. “She leads with an energy and tenacity that are unparalleled, and we are fortunate to have such an exceptional leader in our region.”
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, the business community will celebrate Ms. Turner’s accomplishments with the presentation of the Paradigm crystal sculpture at a luncheon at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Ms. Turner will also designate $25,000 in charitable gifts provided with support from Ernst & Young.
In addition, the program will also include the presentation of the Paradigm Scholarship for Working Women, which awards several women up to $5,000 in merit-based scholarships to help complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time at Chamber member companies. A special presentation will be made to the Stradley Ronon and Sunoco scholars.
Awarded annually since 1992, Rosemary Turner is the 20th Paradigm honoree. She is joining a distinguished field of past recipients that includes Lynn Elsenhans of Sunoco, Mary Stengel Austen of Tierney, Judy Spires of Acme Markets, and Renee Amoore of The Amoore Group.
View more information or register for the Paradigm Award luncheon here.