Two local leaders were recognized recently by the Women’s Business Connection of Chester Country (WBC). Nancy Tuttle of Tuttle Marketing Services is this year’s Business Woman of the Year, and Jessica Sibley is the WBC’s outgoing Community Partner (Chester County Futures) Volunteer of the Year.
“We’re delighted to honor two women who are both leaders in their fields and dedicated community servants,” said WBC Board President Diana Mattingly of First Resource Bank. “Their bios speak for themselves!”
Business Woman of the Year
Tuttle has been president of Tuttle Marketing Services since 1993. Prior to starting her own business, she was Vice President of Sales Promotion at Lorel Marketing, where she managed special events for more than 50 shopping malls nationwide. During her tenure, she supervised the grand opening of malls from New Jersey to California. At Tuttle Marketing Services, a certified Women Owned Business, Tuttle heads up a six-member sales force with an annual million-dollar sales volume. She takes pride in service and strong client relationships.
Tuttle has served on the Board of the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce for more than 12 years and is a member of Safe Harbor’s Board of Directors. Also, she’s on a work task force for the West Chester Area School District and is on the advisory board of the Chester County Technical High School.
She was awarded the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year from the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce.
Tuttle recently ventured into the nonprofit world when she began the Stephen Tuttle Fund for Oncology Research & Education in honor of her late husband. During its first year, the fund raised more than $130,000 for cancer research and education.
Tuttle has two children, Rob and Mary, and three grandchildren, so she spends her free time visiting them in Pittsburgh and Portland, Ore.
Volunteer of the Year
Each year, the WBC supports a local nonprofit. As it bids farewell to Chester County Futures, it also honored Sibley, a dedicated volunteer. When she’s not assisting Chester County Futures, Sibley is the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Comcast, serving Chester and Delaware counties, as well as New Castle County in Delaware. She is responsible for all franchise negotiations and outreach to all municipal, county, state, and federal officials in her footprint.
Sibley is also involved in the local Veterans Network and Sustainability Council and serves on the national Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board at Comcast.
In addition to her volunteer service to Chester County Futures, Sibley also is involved with the Children’s Tumor Foundation and serves on the Government Affairs committees for the Western Chester County Chamber and the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry.
Sibley has lived in Chester County since beginning her studies at West Chester University in 2007 and currently lives in Coatesville with her husband and four-year-old son.
Changing of the Guard
The WBC presented a check for $2,000 to outgoing Community Partner Chester County Futures. The organization empowers lives through education, with a mission to provide comprehensive academic support, mentoring, and scholarships for motivated, economically disadvantaged youth to succeed in school, higher education, and life.
The incoming Community Partner is Home of the Sparrow. Its mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.
“It was our honor to support CCF’s good work,” said Mattingly. “We now look forward to partnering with Home of the Sparrow to support its goals.”