American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.


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American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.

Reno Tahoe Express Network

Executive Board

Kathy Powers


Jennifer Nichols



Jennifer McFarlane

VP of Communication

Wendy Firestone

VP of Finance

Salina Taylor-Caldwell

VP of Marketing/PR

Renee McGinnes

VP of Membership

Christine Openshaw

VP of Programming


Wendy Firestone

Chief Development Officer

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Jackie L. Frady



Jenny McFarlane

Associate Flight Director

Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada

Megan McNutt

Account Manager

Maslow Creative

Renee McGinnes

Director of Sales and Event Planning

SMG Reno

Jennifer Nichols

Loan Officer

Movement Mortgage

Christine Openshaw

SMERF Sales Manager

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Emily Parker

Business Manager

National Automobile Museum

Katherine Powers

Communications Manager

National Automobile Museum

Jill Rutherford

Vice President

OCG Creative

Maria C. Sheehan


Sheehan Health and Wellness LLC

Lori Ann Stone

Sales Manager

A1 Body Shop and RV Repair

Salina Taylor-Caldwell

Floor Manager

Washoe Public House

Karen Terrill


Media Survival Group

Marcia Trujillo-Penman

Retail Manager

National Automobile Museum

Stacy Uptain

Vice President/Private Banker

Wells Fargo Bank

Rena Zatica

Co-Owner/VP of Marketing & Sales

Front Office Staff

Name Here

Company Name Here



Renee McGinnes

2019 RTEN Woman of the Year and 2018-2019 League President

It has been a long-standing tradition of ABWA’s local leagues to annually recognize a member who has made notable contributions to the success of the league.  RTEN congratulates Renee McGinnes on the honor of being named the 2019 Woman of the Year.

Renee is the outgoing league President and will serve as RTEN’s Vice President of Membership for 2019-2020.


Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to

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