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Great Women of Texas, 2013 

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Kay Fortson, president of the Kimbell Art Foundation was named the 2013 Great Women of Texas last night at the Fort Worth Business Press’ Great Women of Texas event.
The event, held at the Fort Worth Club, attracted more than 300 and was sponsored by OmniAmerican Bank.
Fortson was honored for her work with the Kimbell Art Foundation and the Kimbell Art Museum, which will unveil a major addition on Nov. 27. The new Renzo Piano Pavilion will mark Fortson’s legacy in the development of the Cultural District.
“I accepted the responsibility of the museum as a duty,” says Fortson. “I couldn’t leave it to the next generation. They weren’t there. They couldn’t feel about the Kahn building like I do. The Kahn is a masterpiece, but we were out of room.”


Named to the 2013 Women of Influence are:
Amy Adkins, Fort Worth Symphony
Dana Burghdoff, City of Fort Worth
Janet Capua, Z’s Cafe
Tricia Carter-Haber, Merrill Lynch
Nommo Combs, Texas Health Resources
Dr. Rachel Croson, University of Texas at Arlington
Terri Croxton, JD Associates
D’Ann Dagen, Hangman’s House of Horrors
Cinetrea Grace, 619 Productions
Sue Harvison, Thrift Benefits
Laura Hilgart, Women’s Center of Tarrant County
Leah King, Holland Services
Nancy Lieberman, Nancy Lieberman Foundation
Carla Luig, First Choice
Clare McGarrey, InterConnect
Gwendolyn Caldwell Morrison, Tarrant County College
Mary Murcott, NOVO 1
Dr. Lisa Nussbaum, AG Builders
Wanda Page, Disabled Crime Victims Assistance
Heather Reynolds, Catholic Charities
Mary Margaret Richter, JO Design
Pamela Smallwood, Smallwood Corporate Housing
Mary Grace Thoennes, Wells Fargo Advisors
Jeanne Smith, Weaver
Jean Tips, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Leesa Vardeman, VLK Architects
Delia Williams, Williamsrdm
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