Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole among eight women leaders honored for professional excellence.

Pinnacle.JPG Pictured (l-r) the 2006 Pinnacle Awards recipients: Marianne Ajemian, Esq.Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Cheryl LaFleur, President of New England Distribution - National Grid, Julie Anne Smith, Vice President, Global Marketing - Genzyme Corporation, Cathy Minehan, President and CEO - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Kathleen M. O’Toole, Police Commissioner - Boston Police Department, Libbie J. Shufro, President and CEO - Boston Center for the Arts and Donna Latson Gittens, Founder and CEO - causemedia, inc. On Thursday January 26, 2006, more than 1,000 people turned out at the Westin Copley Plaza to attend the 12th Annual Pinnacle Awards. The event recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved excellence in business and management, and is one of the largest gatherings of the Greater Boston business community in honor of professional women. Among the honorees was Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole, who was applauded for her extraordinary dedication to the City of Boston and more than 26 years in Public Safety. In attendance with family, BPD staff members and special guest Mrs. Angela Menino, Commissioner O’Toole received the award for Achievement in Management, Government.

The Boston Police Department would also like to extend our congratulations to the additional 2006 Pinnacle Award recipients including, Cathy Minehan, President and CEO - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston receiving a Lifetime Achievement, Cheryl LaFleur, President of New England Distribution - National Grid awarded Achievement in Management, Private Sector, JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., Medical Director, Community Health Programs - Brigham and Women’s Hospital receiving Achievement in Management, Non-Profit, Libbie J. Shufro, President and CEO - Boston Center for the Arts awarded Achievement in Arts and Education, Donna Latson Gittens, Founder and CEO - causemedia, inc. Receiving Achievement in Entrepreneurship, Marianne Ajemian, Esq.Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP awarded Achievement in the Professions and Julie Anne Smith, Vice President, Global Marketing - Genzyme Corporation as Emerging Executive.