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Women of Distinction

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom

2016 Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Marianne Staubach

2016 Women of Distinction:  Sarah Losinger & Trea C. Yip

2016 Young Women of Distinction: TBA

2016 Keynote Speaker:  Lauren Bush Lauren
CEO, Co-Founder & Creative Designer, FEED Projects

Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Marianne Staubach

Marianne Staubach

Marianne Staubach grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but has called Dallas home for 45 years. She is married to Roger Staubach and they have 5 children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She previously served on the Visiting Nurse Association Board and was a member of the Catholic Foundation Board from 1996-2004, and currently volunteers as a Meals on Wheels driver, on the Board of Advisors of the Jesuit College Preparatory School and the Catholic Foundation Board of Advisors.  

Other volunteer positions have included: Chair of Ursuline Academy of Dallas’ Mardi Gras, Chair of Jesuit Celebration Auction, St. Rita School Board Member, Board Member of the Bishop’s Educational Trust Fund, Ursuline Academy Parents’ Board Member and School Board Member of St. Paul the Apostle School.

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2016 Women of Distinction

Sarah Losinger

Sarah Losinger is a well-respected philanthropist in the Dallas community. She serves as the Chairman of the Board for the McCune Charitable Foundation (Santa Fe, NM), Chairman of the Dallas Municipal Library Board – District 13, on the Board at The Communities Foundation of Texas, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Letot Capital Foundation. She is an active member of The Crystal Charity Ball and a Leadership Texas graduate. 

Previous board affiliations include William Woods University and The Dallas Zoo, and she has also been involved with numerous organizations including Baylor Healthcare, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Family Outreach Dallas, The Senior Source and The Bridge. Sarah is an enthusiast for scouting as a Girl Scout alumnae and also through her volunteer service as the “cookie mom” for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

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Trea C. Yip

Trea C. Yip is the CEO of TY Commercial Group, a commercial real estate investment firm dedicated to promoting gender equity, women’s leadership, social justice and protecting the environment. After chairing the Board of the Dallas Women’s Foundation in 2010, she remains involved on its Advisory Council. In addition to serving notable organizations including the Baylor Health Care Systems, North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), and Tate Lecture Series at Southern Methodist University, Trea is a member of Women Moving Millions and the Advisory Councils at Ms. Foundation for Women and Bioneers. 

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2016 Keynote Speaker

Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED Projects, a company with the simple mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. Through her work with the UN World Food Programme, Lauren was inspired to create a consumer product that would engage people in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year through the UN World Food Programme. In 2007, FEED Projects was founded.

Lauren is also Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition throughout the world. For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010.

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2016 Event Chairs

Maggie Cooke Kipp

This year's Women of Distinction Co-chair, Maggie Cooke Kipp is a proud CPA, community volunteer, and Armstrong Elementary Daisy Troop mom. Originally from New Orleans, Maggie has called Dallas home since graduating from The University of Texas’s Honors Business and Master in Professional Accounting Programs; she enjoys her demanding but interesting job as CFO for Cockerell Dermatopathology PA, Coquerel Wines and the Cockerell Family Office. She is involved in many non-profits including Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, The Family Place, Junior Group of Dallas Garden Club, Junior League of Dallas, and is an active board member of Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Turtle Creek Recovery Center and Dallas Children’s Theater.

Maggie’s favorite “work” is raising her daughters Caroline and Katie, and she enjoys assisting Katie with selling Girl Scouts Cookies and earning her Daisy badges.

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Heather Perttula Randall

2016 Women of Distinction Co-Chair Heather Perttula Randall is currently Vice President, Legal Affairs at Trinity Industries, Inc. and serves on the Board for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the Housing Crisis Center and the Dallas Children’s Theater. She is also serving as Chair of the The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s 2017 St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon. She is actively involved in the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center and Community Partners of Dallas. Heather is a Girl Scout alumnae.

She is proudly raising her son, Asher, and daughter, Leighton, and is actively involved in their school activities at the Episcopal School of Dallas.

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2016 Emcee

Clarice Tinsley

In November 2015, Clarice Tinsley marked her 37th year as the 10 p.m. anchor on KDFW Fox 4. With major investigative reporting awards to her credit, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, Clarice is recognized as one of Texas' more knowledgeable reporters.

Clarice has earned a DuPont-Columbia Citation, an Emmy, three Dallas Press Club Katie Awards, two Awards of Excellence from American Women in Radio and Television, Best Investigative Reporting from Texas Associated Press, the Texas Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting, the Journalistic Award for Excellence from the American College of Emergency Physicians and First Place from the Texas Public Health Association.

Clarice is an active member of the Dallas community. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, an Advisory Board Member of St. Philip's School in South Dallas as well as an Advisory Board member for the School of Journalism at SMU. She is a member of the YET Board of Directors and Chairs the YET Communications and Public Relations Committee.  In May, Clarice received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

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