Woman of Excellence 2010
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Melissa Lanier – Humble Artesian ABWA Women of Excellence 2010
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Lynn Beckwith Women of Vision Express ABWA – Women of Excellence 2010
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Lynn Beckwith and Mellissa Lanier were chosen by the American Business Women’s Association as Women of Excellence 2010.

The Federation of Houston Professional women and the FHPW Educational foundation holds this annual event to honor outstanding business women from its member organizations and to raise funds to support scholarships for women in our community.
FHPW, founded in 1981, is a powerful force in the city and is presently the fifth largest professional organization in Houston. It is comprised of over 50 professional business women organizations, with over 5,000 members focusing on education, networking, specific careers and community service. The FHPW Educational Foudnation awards scholarships and gifts to aid and advance the education and knowledge of women in the community.

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Lynn Beckwith Women of Vision Express ABWA – Women of Excellence 2010 Lynn Beckwith
Women of Vision Express Network of the American Business Women’s AssociationIt all started with a 1947 International pickup truck that was pulled out of a swamp in Virginia to be rebuilt as a family hobby, complete with critters in the rusted fuel tank. Combine that with the need to repair the old fix-r-uppers she drove in college, Lynn Beckwith embarked on a life long journey in the automotive industry.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BBA in Marketing, Lynn opened Beckwith’s Car Care in 1989 and has been winning awards ever since they opened. In an industry not always noted for its ethics, she has set the bar high with one of hre company’s many awards being the Better Business Bureau Excellence Award in Ethics. In addition Beckwith’s Car Care has also received The Houston 100 Award three years in a row, Top Shop in the NAtion with the ational Excellence Award and the Better Business Bureau’s Excellence Award in Auto Repair.

Lynn has become a respected member of this male dominated industry and co-hosts an automotive call-in-talk radio show on Saturday mornings. Twenty years and a shop full of mechanics later, she works hard to keep up with new technology and the inovations that keep the automotive repair business exciting.

Melissa Lanier
Humble Artesian Chapter of the American Business Women’s AssociationMelissa Lanier is a native Houstonian. She is married and lives with her husband, Robert. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys working out, relaxing outdoors, reading, gourmet cooking and entertaining.
In 1995 she received her Associate of Arts Degree from Kingwood College and from there transferred to the University of Houston-Clear Lake where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Business. In 2001 Melissa completed he Bachelor of Business Administration.

In August, 2003, she left her 10 year marketing career to pursue her Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in May, 2006. She was admitted to the Texas Bar on November 4, 2006 and immediately formed the law offices of Lanier & Pagel, LLP, which is currently located in downtown Humble, Texas.

Melissa enjoys meeting and socializing with other business women in her community. Her desire is to meet women who, like herself, have stepped out of their comfort zones to begin new careers or establish new businesses. In addtion, Melissa hopes to form lasting friendships with women who can appreciate her new found success.