7 USF Women Rank as Top Bay Area Business Leaders

06-11-2014
Jennifer Turpin

USF Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs named Most Influential Business Woman by the San Francisco Business Times for the fourth consecutive year.

Two USF executives and five alumnae are on the San Francisco Business Times' top business leaders list

Jennifer Turpin, provost and vice president for academic affairs, was named to the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business list for the fourth consecutive year. Also on the list is Elena Flores, who was promoted to associate dean at the School of Education last fall.

Alumnae lead in Bay Area businesses

USF alumnae in business, education, and law left their mark on the list of 145 female business leaders, as well:

  • Anita Friedman EdD ’94: Executive director, Jewish Family and Children’s Services
  • Naomi Kelly JD ’01: City administrator, San Francisco
  • Molly M. Lane JD ’90: Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius law firm
  • Julie Petrini ’74, MPA ’88: Chief operating officer, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • Carolyn Nelson MA ’84, EdD ’92: Dean, California State University, East Bay 

The San Francisco Business Times will honor the Bay Area's top business women at a gala awards dinner from 5-9 p.m. June 12 at the Hilton San Francisco at Union Square.

Elena Flores
Elena Flores
Anita Friedman
Anita Friedman
Naomi Kelly
Naomi Kelly
Molly Moriarty Lane
Molly Moriarty Lane
Julie Petrini
Julie Petrini
Carolyn Nelson
Carolyn Nelson

“These women are accomplished in a range of fields. What they share is a perseverance and a passion for what they do,” wrote Emily Fancher in the Business Times.

by Ed Carpenter | Office of Communications and Marketing »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews