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October 11, 2016

Wake Up, Inspire the World

When she isn’t busy tackling her duties as Tierney’s fearless CEO, Mary Stengel Austen is giving back to the Pennsylvania community. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the United Way of Southeastern, PA and Southern New Jersey, the Girl Scouts of Southeastern, PA, Lafayette College and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the boards on which she proudly serves.

Mary’s remarkable accomplishments have landed her a place on the coveted 2016 list of Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, an honor that has recognized the accolades of some of the state’s most notable women leaders since 1949, including internationally-known icons such as Pearl Buck, Grace Kelly, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Violet Oakley, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Edna Andrade, Lee Ducat and Marian Anderson.

To date, only 475 women have been awarded with this honor, hand-picked by the Governor and First Lady each year on the basis of their careers, accomplishments and ways in which they provide a valuable benefit to the Commonwealth. Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania include educators, lawyers, scientists, doctors, philanthropists and now, our very own CEO.

With this distinction, Mary’s lifetime professional achievements and altruism have worked their way into a piece of Pennsylvania history, and certainly a legacy in our own hallways at Tierney.

Read more about how Mary Stengel Austen and the other 2016 honorees have left their mark on Pennsylvania here