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Two city officials honored as "women with vision"

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler and Sharon Pinkenson honored as "Women of Vision"

Philadelphia, December 12, 2012The PENJERDEL Council, a business organization that serves the Delaware Valley, honored Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, and Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of Greater Philadelphia Film Office, as "Women of Vision" at their 57th Award Luncheon. Additional honorees included Cecilia Yep as a "Woman of Vision" and Xfinity Live as a "2012 Project of Vision."

"I am proud to have both of these women working in Philadelphia government," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. "Deputy Mayor Cutler has demonstrated leadership on many initiatives to improve Philadelphia's infrastructure and make it a greener and cleaner city. Sharon Pinkenson has singlehandedly made Philadelphia into a filming hotspot, bringing important jobs and dollars to our region. Both women are tireless in their work to make Philadelphia a better city."

Deputy Mayor Cutler was honored for being a leader in the public works community, in which she has demonstrated creativity and the ability to get things done. Deputy Mayor Cutler has overseen the completion of the South Street Bridge, the implementation of bike lanes throughout the city and the installation of money- and energy-saving LED traffic lights.

Deputy Mayor Cutler said, "I am honored to be recognized, along with Sharon Pinkenson and Cecilia Yep, as a woman of vision by PENJERDEL. All three of us have been tenacious advocates for the Philadelphia region to accomplish major investments in infrastructure, the arts and our communities."

Sharon Pinkenson was honored for her work in making Philadelphia a destination for the film industry, which has generated $4 billion in economic impact for the Philadelphia region over the last two decades.

"I am thrilled to have been chosen by The PENJERDEL Council as a Woman of Vision along with such accomplished great and dear friends, Rina Cutler and Cecilia Yep," said Ms. Pinkinson.  "It's a great honor to be recognized for doing what I love, bringing the moving picture business to Philadelphia while boosting our economy by $4 billion and making it possible for thousands of our citizens to work in the best business in the world right here in Philadelphia."

The PENJERDEL Council is dedicated to informing and educating the business community in the tri-state region by leading and supporting issues and projects affecting the infrastructure, mobility, sustainability and growth.