Diane Holder, president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan, and Cynthia Shapira, president of the Shapira Foundation and chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, was recognized by Gov. Tom Wolf with a Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania award.
Holder, who also serves as executive vice president of UPMC and president of UPMC Insurance Services Division, and Shapira were recognized alongside other women from across the state.
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania began in 1948 to honor women who have shown distinguished service through professional careers and/or voluntary service. The women are nominated to receive the honor by non-profit organizations within Pennsylvania. They do not need to be natives of Pennsylvania, but must have lived in the commonwealth at some point.