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Nine women to receive Boston Chamber’s ‘Pinnacle’ awards

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is one of the recipients of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerice’s Pinnacle Award. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/File 2016/Globe Staff

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce has named its 2018 Pinnacle Award winners, recognizing nine women for their “achievement in business and management.” They will be honored at a luncheon scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The winners were selected in nine categories, as follows:

Advancement of Women Professionals: Katy O’Neil, executive vice president, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Entrepreneurship: Alison Nolan, principal, Boston Harbor Cruises.

Management (private): Karen Keenan, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, State Street Corp.

Management (government): Karyn Polito, Massachusetts lieutenant governor.

Management (nonprofit): Lynn Margherio, founder and chief executive, Cradles to Crayons.


Professions: Dr. Merit E. Cudkowicz, chief of neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Health Care, Arts and Education: Liz Cheng, general manager of television, WGBH and World Channel.

Emerging Executive: Courtney B. Scrubbs, corporate counsel, legal industrial affairs, Sanofi.

Lifetime Achievement: Rev. Liz Walker, pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church.

Natasha Mascarenhas can be reached at natasha.mascarenhas@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @nmasc_