Navarro Makes Washingtonian’s ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro was named to Washingtonian magazine’s 150 Most Powerful Women in Washington in the October edition that’s out Tuesday.

Washington has different kinds of power, including political, cultural said Michael Schaffer, editor at the magazine.

“We looked for elected officials holding senior posts and as head of the county council of course she’s going to be on a list like this,” Schaffer said.

In Navarro’s company are other women with Montgomery County connections including:

  • Debra Lerner Cohen, principal owner, Washington Nationals
  • Carolyn Handlon, executive vice president, finance and global treasurer, Marriott International
  • Diana Bianchi, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
  • Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, president, Strathmore
  • Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president, and CEO, Lockheed Martin
  • Erin O’Shea, president, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Martine Rothblatt, CEO, United Therapeutics
  • Jacky Schultz, president, Suburban Hospital
  • Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH
  • Rose Lavelle, midfielder, the Washington Spirit, National Women’s Soccer League

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