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Kari Donovan Honored as a 2020 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Posted 2020-02-06 by Kari Donovan in News Release

The WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier award for women’s excellence in business leadership.

(Blue Bell, Pa.) February 6, 2020 – Kari Anne Donovan, PE, CxA, President of Precis Commissioning (PrecisCx), has been recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development. The WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country who are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields.

The 2020 WBE Stars will be honored during the 2020 WBENC Summit & Salute, a gathering of more than 1,800 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 16-18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Donovan founded PrecisCx in 2014 to provide quality-focused facility commissioning and qualification services to building owners and managers. As a professional engineer (PE) and certified commissioning authority (CxA), Donovan leads a team of similarly credentialed professionals who ensure building systems and components perform as expected. As President, Donovan oversees PrecisCx operations and projects for biotech, pharmaceutical, R&D, healthcare, university, and commercial clients. She fosters a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and support, where high standards of excellence guide and define each project.

“We could not be more proud of the 2020 WBE Stars,” says Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “Each one exemplifies the vital role women-owned businesses play in our economy. They are outstanding leaders, mentors, and innovators, and we look forward to honoring them in March.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition by WBENC and look forward to serving as an advocate to other women in business,” said Donovan.

Donovan will be recognized for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of PrecisCx. Donovan was selected for this national honor by WBEC-East, one of WBENC's 14 Regional Partner Organizations that process WBENC's world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their respective regions. Donovan has been a member and volunteer with WBEC-East since 2015 and was named a Shining Star Award winner in 2017.



WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies, and more than 15,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at