Ginny has set many positive examples wherever she goes and whatever she attempts becomes a successful venture.
She has been the Xerox Corporation representative to the Webster Chamber of Commerce for over ten years. She was elected to the Chamber’s Board and continued to become the first woman to serve as President. Her leadership included many other firsts, such as initiating the very first audit of Chamber records, meeting with Village of Webster officials, which eventually led to the formation of the Village Business Improvement District, encouraging the Board to go through a strategic planning process to begin discussion for the future goals of the Chamber. Because of this, a mission statement was formulated. The Economic Development Task Force eventually became known as the Case for Business Committee. A publication, which she authored, was produced in 1999. It identified the local economy as the major concern of our members. Parts of this publication, which focused on the “Vision” were incorporated into the Town of Webster Comprehensive Plan. She created such a powerful energy within the committee that through its members, a second publication of Case for Business is being written. Name a committee and you will find her name on the roster. Her Chamber commitment is just the icing on the cake.
Ginny has devoted much of her life to community and selfless acts of service. She has served on numerous board of non-for-profit organizations. She has served as Chair for her Company’s Monroe County United Way/Red Cross campaign, also served as Chair for the Rochester Business Education Alliance Executive committee and the Sojourner House, an agency working to keep women away from drugs and off welfare, on whose board she has served since 1993.
Ginny is active in her church and serves on the Diocesan Stewardship Council and the Diocesan Women’s Commission. She has been a Junior Achievement volunteer and co-chaired WomanFest ‘95, a community celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. She served on the board for the Memorial Art Gallery; volunteered for WXXI; is a winner of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Civic Award for Social Service 1998; a winner of the Arts & Cultural Council Volunteer of the Year 1994 for co-chairing Monroe County Arts and Cultural planning process steering committee; winner of the YWCA’s Women First Award 1998; winner of the Sojourner House Phenomenal Women Award 2000 and Philanthropist of the Year 2003, Mount Mary College Strategic Resources Initiative Planning Team 1999; winner of Mount Mary College’s Madonna Medal for Professional Achievement 2002; Juror NY Arts & Business Council Millennium Awards 1999; Development committee St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center; founded the Cornyn Foundation; member Spirit House board 2002; Sisters of Mercy Advancement Board.
Ginny’s life has been filled with hard work, dedication and achievement. For this the Webster Chamber of Commerce is proud to present her with this award - The 2005 Business Person of the Year. Congratulations!