Hull resident Michelle Markowitz, president and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers, has been named to the 2021 Top 100 Women-Led Business List. She placed No. 66 on the list.
The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe Magazine announced the 2021 edition of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list earlier this month. This year marks the institute’s 21st recognizing women power players who are driving the Massachusetts economy.
For each organization, the institute examined revenue or operating budget as well as other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects.
“It is an honor to be recognized amongst such an incredible group of women who are driving change and making an impact with their leadership,” Markowitz said. “I am regularly inspired by my peers on the Top 100 list, as well as my predecessors, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi. They are true leaders, visionaries, and women of great strength and courage, and Cardinal Cushing Centers would not be where we are today without the incredible groundwork they laid.”
A nonprofit organization founded in Hanover in 1947, Cushing Centers began as a day and residential school for students with intellectual disabilities. With additional locations in Braintree, Cushing now supports more than 600 individuals of all ages, with the goal of helping each student and adult to become included and independent members of society.
Markowitz has worked for Cardinal Cushing Centers for more than 20 years, with a decade-plus serving on the senior leadership team. She has held various positions within the organization, working on the front lines in the residential program to serving as vice president of admissions and administration and chief operating officer.
She resides in Hull with her husband, Jeremy, and their two children.