Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, executive director, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Rockville, Md, has been honored with a Washington SmartCEO 2009 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award from SmartCEO, a regional publication read by more than 34,000 business owners in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas.

Annually, the award recognizes 25 female CEOs who grow successful companies and give back to the community through philanthropic acts.

This year’s winners, who support more than 100 nonprofit organizations and charities across the Greater Washington region, are profiled in the print and digital July issue of SmartCEO. The winners were selected by an independent panel of business leaders.

[Source: ASHA]