2019 Woman of the Year

A local woman has been recognized for her contributions to the business community of the Blue Water area and for her personal integrity. Jessica McLarty was named the 2019 Woman of the Year by the Port Huron Chapter of the National Association of Career Women. 

The NACW is a nonprofit organization devoted to the enhancement of women’s personal and professional development. Their mission is to create an enriching environment for career women to share, grow and build professional and personal relationships to enable them to reach their full potential. 

Ms. McLarty was recognized as a “woman whose conduct exemplifies the highest standards, personally and professionally, while remaining active in her career” according to a statement from the organization. They also said she “continually goes out of her way to help and mentor others and demonstrates selfless contributions of kindness, time and energy so that others may succeed.” Ms. McLarty is the Vice President of Commercial Loans at Eastern Michigan Bank and is involved in many community groups. She is also the Vice-President of the National Board of the NACW.

Reporting for WGRT, Kelsie Kaczperski.