Honoree recognized as role model for girls and young women
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2012-- WEX Inc. (NYSE: WXS), a leading international provider of physical, digital and virtual corporate card payment solutions, today announced that its president of The Americas, Melissa Smith, was named the 2013 "Woman of Distinction" by Girl Scouts of Maine. Each year, the award honors one woman in Maine for her strong leadership success, commitment to the local community and portrayal as an exemplary role model for girls and young women.
"It is important to me to support organizations that empower women and enhance a sense of community," said Melissa Smith, WEX president, The Americas. "The Girl Scouts of Maine does an exceptional job of encouraging young women to recognize and reach their full potential and I am incredibly honored to receive this recognition."
The 16th annual "Woman of Distinction" award is presented by Girl Scouts of Maine, a statewide non-profit organization promoting the personal development of local girls, to honor a Maine woman who has distinguished herself as an outstanding member of her community through individual excellence and a high level of achievement. Past recipients of the award include Senator Olympia Snowe and Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson.
"We are thrilled to name Melissa as this year's 'Woman of Distinction'," said Joan McDonald, CEO of Girl Scouts of Maine. "Her strong leadership skills, accomplished career path and dedication to the local community serve as a wonderful example to the young women of Maine."
Smith currently serves on the Center for Grieving Children's board of directors, is a co-founder of the Executive Women's Forum, volunteers for the Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure, and helped to create sheJAMs, an organization bringing together women of all ages and abilities who enjoy being active. In August of this year, Smith was selected by Mainebiz as one of its "2012 Women to Watch."
Smith will receive the Girl Scouts award at the "Woman of Distinction" Gala on December 5 at the Marriott Sable Oaks, in South Portland, Maine. For more information on the Girl Scouts of Maine and the "Woman of Distinction" Gala, visit: www.girlscoutsofmaine.org
About WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WXS) is a leading international provider of physical, digital and virtual corporate card payment solutions. From its roots as a pioneer in fleet card payments in 1983, WEX now provides its more than 350,000 customers ― representing more than 6.9 million cardholders ― with exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The Company's operations include WEX Bank, Fleet One, Pacific Pride, rapid! PayCard, Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia, Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia, Wright Express New Zealand and CorporatePay Limited, England, as well as a majority equity position in UNIK S.A., Brazil. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,300 associates. For more information about WEX, please visit WEXInc.com.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20121204005415/en/
Source: WEX Inc.
News media contact:
Jessica Roy, 207-523-6763