In 2018, Jill Roshto, Gamma Zeta-Louisiana State, received the Shield Award as recognition for her leadership and for being an integral force within the Baton Rogue community. Jill's influence has benefited the full spectrum of industries in her sphere: from small business owner to corporate management, development and fundraising to non-profit executive. She currently serves as president/chief executive officer (CEO) of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, after serving as the CEO of Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Jill's colleagues admire her easy rapport; making those who work with her feel at ease and important are part of the steps she takes to establish lasting and deep relationships in her community.
Lindsay Guerin, Gamma Zeta-Louisiana State, who led Jill's nomination, said, "Jill is endowed with relentless courage and an unceasing desire to champion the underdog. Her guidance and example has impacted the lives of many that have come into her life in various ways, undoubtedly igniting a desire for leadership that we as a community will benefit from. She believes in giving back to that from which she has received. Not only has Jill personally touched so many in the Baton Rouge community and the State of Louisiana, but she has also helped Gamma Zeta chapter at LSU."
The Shield Award recognizes alumnae who have achieved unique and noteworthy distinctions through leadership and verifiable accomplishments in their chosen fields of professional expertise. You can find Shield Award instructions here.