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Hollister Creative founder and president Kim Landry has been named a 2013 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Women of Distinction awards honor “the most influential women in Philadelphia” for their professional accomplishments and for their community involvement.

Kim Landry, Hollister Creative's Woman of DistinctionThe 25 honorees this year include two college presidents, the president and COO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, vice presidents of Fortune 500 companies, bank executives, partners at leading law firms and executives of a wide cross section of businesses in the region.

They will be profiled in a special section of the Philadelphia Business Journal on November 15 and presented their awards at a gala banquet November 19 at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel.

Landry, 58, founded Hollister Creative in the attic of her Bryn Mawr home in 1990 and has built it into a regional marketing communications firm whose clients include universities, foundations, cultural institutions, sports teams and leading companies in the fields of technology, business services, construction, real estate, education and health and human services.

In 2013, she was inducted into the Decades of Excellence Hall of Fame by the National Women Business Owners Corporation, and previously she served on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a program partner for the Women of Distinction program.

Landry currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Committee of the chamber’s Society of Professional Women (SPW), as well as on the Women’s Initiative Leadership Committee of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

“Whether they’re a partner in a large law firm, the president of a local college or founder of a thriving company, there’s no doubt that women are leading Philadelphia’s businesses into the future,” the Business Journal noted in its announcement of this year’s Women of Distinction. “We recognize the best and most influential women in the city.”

Judged by an external panel of business experts, this year’s awards process was “highly competitive” with more than 200 nominations for honors, the Journal said.

In addition to Landry, other 2013 winners included Helen Giles-Gee, president of the University of the Sciences; Sharon Hirsh, president of Rosemont College; Madeline Bell, president and COO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Tammie Cottom, vice president for Verizon; Leanne Caret, vice president and general manager for vertical lift for The Boeing Company; and Lynn Ozer, SBA president for Susquehanna Bank.

A slideshow of all winners may be viewed online here.

The presenting sponsor for the Women of Distinction program is Wells Fargo Bank.

Want to learn more about Hollister Creative? Call Kim Landry at 484-829-0021 or email [email protected].