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NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER Business


DEBRA L.MASON President


Victory Management After a successful career with an international organization, Debra L. Mason built a business from


the ground up based on best practices any organization should implement. The Detroit,Mich. native holds a bachelor’s fromWayne State University and a master’s in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix. Follow- ing retirement from 20-years of working with Xerox Corpora- tion, a career that brought her to Pittsburgh in 1993, she de- veloped the organizational con- sulting and training firm, Vic- tory Management. The com- pany consults and presents seminars on topics ranging from business writing and con- flict resolution to sales and sys- tems thinking, among several others. Her list of clients has grown to include UPMC, Al- cosan, University of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock University, Gen- eral Dynamics, Pennsylvania Fi- nance Agency, and PNC Bank, to name a few. She is an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bellevue, where she serves asminister ofmusic and as an associateminister.Mason is mother to one daughter and grandmother to a granddaugh- ter.


SHARON MCDANIEL,PhD President & CEO


A Second Chance, Inc. As founder of the kinship care organi-


zation A Second Chance Inc., Sharon L. McDaniel helps area youth find a safe place within the child welfare system. The foundation’s goal of working with foster children who are placed with kin has helped the organization and the De- partments of Human Services in Philadelphia and Allegheny county pro- vide kinship care services to more than 10,000 children across the state. Her work with the Allegheny County Chil- dren's Cabinet, as a Trustee of Casey Family Programs and Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiatives, the Casey Fam- ily Services—Annie E. Casey Founda- tion, The Chuck Cooper Foundation, Black Administrators in Child Welfare, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., all help to advance her mission to advo- cate for children in some form or an- other. She is planning to release a book of writings and conversations sur- rounding her life and work next year. A licensed cosmetologist,McDaniel owns and operates A Second Glance Well- ness Spa and Salon in Penn Hills. Mc- Daniel was educated at the Pennsylvania State University the University of Pittsburgh, Nova South- eastern University, the Business Schools at Harvard University and University of Chicago, and Em- pire Beauty School.


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 Social Service


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