Cate Magennis Wyatt Speaks at Sterling Women’s Luncheon

Reston Limousine CEO and President Kristina Bouweiri wrapped up another successful Sterling Women’s luncheon this month, where Cate Magennis Wyatt, founder and president of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, was the speaker.

Wyatt also was the secretary of commerce and trade for Virginia, president of Remington International, vice president of Xerox Development and vice president of Weston Capital Corp. She now leads the four-state nonprofit corporation dedicated to sharing the heritage of an 180-mile corridor from Gettysburg, Pa., to Monticello.

Kristina founded Sterling Women to provide a new networking opportunity for business women in the Sterling area. At monthly luncheons, a successful area businesswoman speaks to the audience about her accomplishments.

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Next month’s luncheon takes place May 19th at the National Conference Center in Leesburg.   Northern Virginia entrepreneur Mina Fies, who will talk about her Reston VA-based firm, Synergy Design & Consulting, which acts as a liaison between the designer and construction team.

“In previous jobs in the real estate industry I saw firsthand how tough it was for homeowners to remodel their homes,” Mina says. “They simply didn’t have the experience or expertise to know the right questions to ask, which designers and contractors to hire, and what a reasonable budget and timeline should be.”

So in 2008, Mina and her husband Mark — who has decades of experience in retail sales and operations management — created a company to remedy that problem.   “We try to take the drama out of the remodeling process by thoroughly vetting the contractors we work with,” she says. “We manage the project so our clients don’t have to.”

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