Managing Partner Gina A. DeBoni Named Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services by the Prestigious Stevie® Awards
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national litigation firm primarily based in Chicago, announces Managing Partner Gina A. DeBoni has been named the winner of the Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Services, 11-2,5000 employees award, in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Gina was awarded the Gold trophy, the highest level.
Gina was recognized for her work on behalf of a client whose 16-year-old daughter was murdered and was a victim of sex trafficking. Gina played an integral role in the civil litigation and led the law firm’s efforts in legislative reform, where the girl’s mother testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee, resulting in the passage of a federal law to reform practices of advertising sex trafficking victims online. Gina is also a leader and mentor of other women in law and has helped increase the gender diversity of Romanucci & Blandin in her role as Managing Partner.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. The Stevie® Award trophy is one of the world's most coveted prizes. Since 2002 the Gold Stevie Award has been conferred for achievement in business to organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations.
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 100 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 180 business professionals around the world, working on seven juries.
Judge’s comments on Gina included:
“Gina has showcased a great attitude toward justice and helped the needy… As a transformational leader, and a mentor for young budding lawyers, she has demonstrated persistent efforts for the betterment of the community as well as the fight for human rights.”
Members of Romanucci & Blandin’s legal team commented:
“It has been a pleasure to work at Romanucci & Blandin for more than ten years since Gina joined the firm. In that time, we have seen the firm grow and become more gender diverse, and her impact on the organization has been a positive one,” said Bruno R. Marasso, Senior Associate at Romanucci & Blandin.
“As someone who recently joined the firm, Gina has been a valuable resource in my development as a leader, the creation of my network and establishing the cadence of my cases,” said Sarah E. King, Associate at Romanucci & Blandin.
Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In a year like no other in our lifetimes, we’ve produced a cohort of amazing, Stevie-winning women, organizations, and achievements like no other. At all times, our winners show themselves to be fearless and indomitable, but their leadership and example are especially valued this year. We congratulate all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie winners. We look forward to celebrating them during our December 9 virtual ceremony, and to hearing from some of them during our Women|Future Conference on November 12-13.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Romanucci & Blandin is a national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. The attorneys’ steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice around the country has helped the firm obtain multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars. The Chicago-based personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing victims who suffered injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing full and fair compensation in a diligent, professional, skilled and caring manner. The lawyers actively support their communities and provide advocacy at the national, state and local levels on issues that support the U.S. tort system. Founded in 1998, Romanucci & Blandin is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, pharmaceutical, mass torts, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
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