2016 Outstanding Women of Family Business Press Release

For Immediate Release

BOSTON, MA — May 14, 2016 – Fourteen Massachusetts family business leaders have been named an Outstanding Woman of Family Business by The Warren Group editorial board. The Outstanding Women Award is an annual award that honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of female family business professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment both within their businesses and in the communities they serve.

Michele (D’Alelio) Lawlor has worked at her family’s Dunkin’ Donuts business since the age of 15. Today she and her siblings Ralph and Gary own and operate 18 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the greater Boston area. Under her guidance the company grew from one location with 15 employees to 18 locations with over 300 employees. Michele received her MBA from Bentley University in 1998 and since has led many volunteer efforts throughout Greater Boston Area. She started The Helen D’Alelio Family Foundation, Inc. in honor of her mother and mentor who passed away in 2007. She is also a Board Member of the Bellesini Academy, an independent tuition-free middle school in Lawrence, MA. Michele spends free her time supporting organizations such as The Joyal Capital Management $100 for 100, The Jimmy Fund, Boston’s Children’s Hospital and The Ron Burton Training Village. She credits her husband and family for allowing her the time to pursue her passions. Both the company and Michele’s family emulate the same core values: Family, Integrity, Fun and Accountability. Michele takes pride in all that she does, but most importantly balances hard work with play and family to enable a rich fulfilling life.

“It is a pleasure to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Women of Family Business Award,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group. “Each individual’s approach to their profession represents a true passion for their work and an admirable commitment to the communities in which they serve.”

The 2016 Outstanding Women of Family Business Award Recipients are:  

Kimberly Abare, President, New England Die Cutting
Amanda Alphen, Co-Owner, Dolphin Insulation
Laura Bicknell-Carbone, VP, Alvin Hollis, Inc.
Karen Bressler, Founder, Amuleto Mexican Table and Agar Supply
Michele D’Alelio Lawlor, Owner- D’Alelio Management Company LLC
Kathy Garfield, COO, Keller Companies
Nancy Garran, Exec Dir., Cape Cod Sea Camps
Stacy Gilman, Founder, Tobey Grey
Wendy Goodwin, Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company
Aline Kenney, Owner, R.J. Kenney Associates, Inc.
Jane Kaplan Peck, COO, Kaplan Construction
Heather Rotondi, CFO, E.B. Rotondi & Sons.
Donna Warren, President, Botti Company
Alicia Williams, owner, Aliste Marketing
Awards will be distributed at a breakfast event on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA. The breakfast awards presentation is part of the fourth annual New England Family Business Conference in partnership with the Family Business Association of Massachusetts. For more information about the awards breakfast and conference visit: http://www.thewarrengroupevents.com/nefbc/

About The New England Family Business Conference:

Massachusetts Family Business magazine, the Family Business Association and The Warren Group are dedicated to honoring and educating family businesses throughout the region. On June 7-8, the New England Family Business Conference will be an opportunity to meet face-to-face with family business owners and managers who will gather to learn from their peers, hear from experts, study a variety of best practices and network. The program is designed for professional development and will feature high-end keynote speakers and a selection of educational breakout sessions with panels of family business owners sharing their knowledge.

About The Warren Group:

For 140 years, The Warren Group forefront of Real Estate in Massachusetts, and has been collecting and compiling data on real estate sales and ownership throughout New England. It offers a range of real estate products, information services and printed and online publications, including the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman. The company also publishes print and digital media and produces trade shows and events for a variety of industries and trade associations, including bankers, CPAs, mortgage brokers, credit unions and lawyers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Based in Boston, the company was established in 1872 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management.

About The D’Alelio Management Company LLC: Founded in 1977, The D’Alelio Management Company LLC is a family owned multi-unit Dunkin’ Donuts franchise group who own and operate 20 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Greater Boston. They take pride in serving their customers by practicing excellence in all areas of operations and customer service. They are very philanthropic and give back to all the communities they serve. The business was started by their parent’s Ralph and Helen D’Alelio and continues today because of the unwavering support and love throughout the years. Check them out at https://www.dalelco.com.