North Palm Beach ABWA Chapter Honors Peterson

The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) has announced the 2013 Chapter Woman of the Year.

The Woman of the Year program was designed so every chapter can annually recognize a member who has made notable contributions and outstanding achievements to the chapter and the community.

The recipient, Janis Peterson, works for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in West Palm Beach.  She is married and resides in Palm Beach Gardens. She contributes in her community through her church in the St. Ignatius Loyola outreach program.

A member since 1993, Peterson has been involved in the holiday gift bag donations to VA hospital residents. The chapter filled 50 gift bags for the veterans last year. In the past, Peterson has served as chapter president, treasurer and secretary. She currently serves as the chairwoman of the fundraising/community service committee, organizing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County book drive. She has also served as hospitality chairwoman and newsletter chairwoman, as well as participated on the audit committee and was a member of the Tri-County Council.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, support and national recognition. For more on the ABWA, call Kandyce Key at (561) 908-4798 or e-mail