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Girl Scouts Announce Eastern Panhandle Area Women of Distinction

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Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has named three women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2018 “Women of Distinction”. 

The women, nominated by community members, were selected by their peers for outstanding volunteerism in the community, contributions to their professions, and being exemplary role models for girls. They epitomize the qualities of Girl Scouts’ G.I R.L. campaign: G o-Getters, I nnovators, R isk-Takers, and L eaders™.  This year Jeannette King,† Gail Moxley, and Lori Hansroth will join the distinguished rank of women who have received the prestigious Women of Distinction award over the past 13 years.

Jeannette King founded Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc. (SRE) in 2007 as a single mother and Navy veteran, modeling the company on her strong belief in the values of integrity, quality and performance. In 11 years, SRE has grown from its initial $10,000 investment into a multi-million dollar company that employs 40 people in 12 states and serves critical government agencies.  Jeannette encourages her employees to volunteer in their communities, focusing on organizations that support the military/veterans, education, and children’s issues.  When flooding devastated some counties in the West Virginia floods of 2016, Jeannette deployed several employees to assist with logistic experience during that crisis.

People describe Jeannette as generous, caring, compassionate, and inspiring.  She mentors young men and women, encouraging them to aspire to greatness.  Children’s Home Society, Berkeley County Backpack Program, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Horses with Hearts, American Legion Unit 22, Touching Heart, HOOVES, Martinsburg High School, Meals on Wheels Berkeley County, Berkeley County Senior Services, Shepherd University Alumni, Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department, Fairness West Virginia, Honor the Sacrifice and many other local organizations benefit from her numerous charitable contributions.  She holds a BS in Organizational Leadership as well as an MBA and numerous professional certifications.

Gail Moxley, a former Girl Scout, is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and an integral part of the Eastern Panhandle business community for more than 30 years, currently serving as Vice President/Loan Officer of CNB Bank, Inc. where she received the Top Producer for Residential Lending in 2016.  She attended Shepherd University and is a graduate of West Virginia School of Banking. 

Gail is notable for her community involvement.  She has served the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Vice-Chairwoman and Chairwoman-elect.  She is a past president of the Martinsburg Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in that organization.  Additionally, Gail is or has been active at New Life Community Church, Eastern Panhandle Home Builder’s Association, WV Housing Development Fund Ad Hoc Committee, Relay for Life, Professional Business Women’s Association, March of Dimes, and United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.  She has served on the committee for Women of Distinction, and is a past board member for Community Networks, CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.  Her awards include 2015 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year from the Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2006 and 2016 Affiliate of the Year for the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors, and 2006 Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association Associate of the Year.

Lori Hansroth, also involved in Girl Scouting when she was young, became Executive Director of the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce in 2016, using her progressive style and positive attitude to build the business base and add new programs to revitalize her downtown area.  She also serves as part-time director of the Museum of Berkeley Springs, keeping the organization running smoothly and expanding its gift shop and education programs.  She has led the Chamber effort to create a 522 Bypass Task Force to preserve the charm of her town, and has been instrumental in Berkeley Springs becoming an ON TRAC community through the WV Department of Commerce and Main Street West Virginia.

Lori holds a BA from Shippensburg and an MA from Frostburg University; she worked in teaching, marketing, and for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to her daughter being stricken with a life-threatening illness more than a dozen years ago.  Abandoning her professional life, Lori became a fulltime caregiver, spending years seeking medical assistance and solutions to the frustrating malaise. Essential oils miraculously healed her daughter and now Lori is a distributor and trainer for doTerra oils. Additionally, she has recently started a new company – Lori’s Crunch Time Escape Room, based on her love for creative puzzles – out of her home.