EASLEY — The Easley Business and Professional Women group recently honored Cindy Perry as its Tri-County Woman of Accomplishment and Heather Cirincione as its Tri-County Young Careerist.
The Woman of Accomplishment Award honors successful women who have distinguished themselves in their career, community services, and are outstanding role models for young women. The program encourages recruitment of women into BPW membership, promotes activities that involve the participation of women, and publicly recognizes achievements and efforts of women in our communities.
The Young Careerist Award is presented to a young woman between the ages of 21 and 35, inclusive, by July 31 following the first competition in which she participates.
The award recognizes a woman who is currently or has been employed in business or professions with a minimum of one year of full-time work experience. Selection is based on career achievements, community service, career goals and an oral presentation.
Both awards are open to young women in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
Cindy Perry and her husband, Mike, have been married for almost 28 years and have three adult children. Their family attends Rock Springs Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir and with two different gospel groups. She is also a breast cancer survivor of 11 years. She has spent her life volunteering in one capacity or another to work with children and teenagers.
Since her children are all either in or graduated from college, she has made her passion for mentoring a full-time career. As the Director of the Y Mentor Pickens County program, she is excited to bring the community together to reach out and impact the lives of so many in Pickens County.
Over the past seven years, Heather Cirincione has been an advocate for the youth in Pickens County serving others through her roles of Aquatics Director, Program Director and presently Development Director at the Pickens County YMCA.
Most recently, she has become a friend and a confidant to a third-grade girl at McKissick Elementary through Y Mentor Pickens County. In addition, she serves on Leadership Pickens County Board of Regents, American Red Cross Water Safety Council, and coaches for the Special Olympics swim team.
She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and P.U.L.S.E. Greenville. She is a 2016 graduate of P.U.L.S.E. Pacesetters Mentor program, a 2015 graduate of Leadership Pickens County, a past president of the Carolina Swim League and past member of the Pickens County Behavioral Health Committee.