20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee
Lanis Karnes was chosen for Sterling Award 2013: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee. The Sterling Awards were created in 2010 in a partnership with The Jackson Sun and Jackson Area Business and Professional Women to honor women who are outstanding in their fields of endeavor. Nominations were accepted from all West Tennessee counties excluding Shelby County.
Criteria for selection as one of the Most Influential Women in West Tennessee includes:
• Nominee lives or works in West Tennessee outside Shelby County.
• Nominee is a leader in business or her profession.
• Nominee serves as a role model to other women in her profession and community.
• Nominee displays creativity and innovation and contributes these talents to the growth of her profession.
• Nominee contributes time and energy to community betterment.