Eight Flags Charter Chapter

Fernandina Beach, FLorida

American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.


May 2021 ABWA Monthly Meeting

May 11, 2021

Fernandina Beach Golf Club 2800 Bill Melton Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Connect, learn and grow in the
American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.


Executive Board

Shelley Hirsch


Lillie Rogers

Vice President

Jenny Higginbotham Barrett


Paige Cosgrove



Jenny Barrett

Vice President and Attorney at Fidelity National Group

Paige Cosgrove

Associate Broker/REALTOR at Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners

Marie Fenn

President at Giro di Mondo Publishing Services


Frances Fisher

Chapter Chair of Jacksonville’s SCORE


Dottie Fortwengler

Owner/Agent at A Field of Dreams Travel


Crystal Henning

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones


Shelley Hirsch

Owner of Business and Operational Support Services





Korrin Johnson

Teacher at Duval County Schools

Linda Little

Retired from Westrock


Dawn Lunt

President at Dawn Lunt Inc.





Yvonne Reese

Sales & Business Develepment Coaching


Lillie Rogers

Mary Kay Consultant


Renee Stoffel

Barnabas Center Community Outreach


Susan Sturges

SBA Loan Specialist at Pineland Bank


Betty Teal





Coastal Fine Photo

Amanda West

ARNP at St Vincent’s Ascension


Barbara Geiger Ange

Gift Basket Specialist

B’s Basket Designs


Tina Kozak

REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners

Christine Sawruk

Christine Sawruk

BBVA Bank-Branch Retail Executive, Vice President



President, Ascendant Spaceflight Services

Mary Pitcher

Mary Pitcher

Realtor, Sea Horse Properties, Inc.


Susan Sturges

Born: May 22, 1960 in Orlando, Florida
Has been a member since: 1985
Favorite Food: Anything sweet!
Favorite Color: Black and red, but favorite team is FSU
Memorable Event or Time in ABWA: National Convention and ABWA Woman of the Year
Career: Worked in Real Estate with a Title Insurance Company for 30 years, now works as a Small Business
Loan Specialist with Pineland Bank
Family: Married to Walter for forty-two years. Two children and one granddaughter, who is three. Her
brother and niece also live with her.
Pets: Cat, named Simba who is fifteen years old
Fun Activities: Any time spent with family and granddaughter
Church: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Advice to New Members: Enjoy meeting new people and get involved.


Fundraising with Terri Lynn!

Terri Lynn sells exceptional nuts, chocolates, and snack mixes.  A portion of all purchases is donated to the Chapter.  Go to eightflagsabwa.terrilynn.com

Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.

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