Sam Markwell Is American Business Women Group’s Local Woman Of Year

The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has announced its 2016 Woman of the Year. The Woman of the Year program recognizes a member who has made notable contributions and outstanding achievements to the local chapter and the community.

The recipient, Sam Markwell, spent 20 years in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of SFC(P), teaching licensed practical nursing courses and supervising co-workers in a hospital environment. She has worked in all aspects of healthcare, from outpatient care to nursing-home care. About 10 years ago, Markwell started her own business to educate, empower and entertain women 18 or older.

Since 1976, she has held a CPR instructor position and conducts classes at the VA Medical Center and Gold’s Gym. Markwell has contributed to her community as a volunteer at the VA Medical Center and by decorating the unit she worked in for every holiday to bring joy to the patients. She also organized the 2015 holiday gift bag event, which provided 100 bags to the patients in the Community Living Center. She attends and supports several quarter auctions to raise money for various charities.

A member of ABWA since 2013, Markwell is active in different capacities and is the current secretary. In addition, she is the fundraising, community service and social event chair, and served on those committees prior to leading them. She has also served on the fashion show committee. Markwell has received awards for perfect attendance and has been selected as member of the month on multiple occasions.

To learn more about the American Business Women’s Association, contact Chapter President Rebecca Ott at (772) 828-0915.

ABOVE: Sam Markwell